The Stereotypes Of Amazing Grace

2024 Words 9 Pages
Tyresha Ellis
Dr. Godbey
Final Paper
May 4, 2015

Mary Margaret Hoffman was conceived on April 20th, 1945. She was born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, England. Her parents were very hard workers. Her father was a telecommunications worker, while her mother was a homemaker, full-time. The family consisted of Mary and her two older sisters. The older sisters could already read. Mary taught herself how to read before she went to Primary School. At Primary School, she wrote plays that her sisters and friends performed. After Mary passed year eleven, she attended the independent girls’ school in Dulwich. During that time in England, it was a culture shock to attend an all-girl school. After she finished at the school in Dulwich, Mary attended that Newham
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Many critics reacted to Amazing Grace in a negative way. "This book will reinforce stereotypes because it’s about a broken family and the grandmother speaks nonstandard English.”() They believe that children should not be introduced to the reality of the world. If we handle racism, sexism and gender stereotypes while they are young, they will know how to handle situations. Amazing Grace should be in every teacher’s class in America because the lessons involved are very important. Mary Hoffman is a British author but she wrote about an African American girl, but in reality it represents the five, seven or nine year old version of her. This is very important because she understands the struggles of being an African American. Not only will this help the African American ethnicity but every ethnicity. People are constantly being discriminated because of their race, sex and even gender. Since children look for themselves in books, this book can help any young child overcome these same …show more content…
These three factors are very common in society today. Racism, sexism and gender stereotypes can be experienced by anyone at any given time. These examples can be expressed over the radio, media on television, throughout books such as Amazing Grace and over the internet. This book can be help children understand racism, sexism, and gender stereotypes. Children can understand the ways to overcome these three factors. They can then understand the issues that occur with all races, not just African Americans. These issues will always exist. By including this book in the classroom, students will be able to understand the negative effects of these issues on others. But it will help children better understand how stereotypes can be avoided by understanding that people are equal regardless of their race or even gender. This book can lead to conversations about common problems children face. There are many lessons that can be learned from this book. A few of those lessons include, you can be anything you want to be. Secondly, if you have the love and passion to do something, go for it. Grace was very determined and loved stories so much she didn’t let the negativity stop her from auditioning for Peter

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