"My Recent Visit to Xanadu"

Title"My Recent Visit to Xanadu"
Year for Search1999
AuthorsFranklin, John Hope(1915-2009)
Secondary AuthorsAjmera, Maya, and Omolodun, Olateju
Secondary TitleXanadu, the Imaginary Place
Pagination[1-2]
Date Published1999
PublisherShakti for Children
Place PublishedDurham, NC
KeywordsAfrican American author, Male author
Annotation

A brief description of a eutopia written for children in which there is racial harmony, no tobacco or weapons, no crime and no police, and “love, justice, and tolerance.” The eutopia is accompanied by stories and poems about and illustrations of Xanadu by children that range from the traditional Cockaige with a volcano the expels candy to the poignant desire that every child has a mother and father to racial diversity and world peace. All the children are in elementary school.

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Author Note

The African-American author (1915-2009) was a well-known historian.

Full Text

1999 Franklin, John Hope (1915-2009). “My Recent Visit to Xanadu.” Xanadu, the Imaginary Place. A Showcase of Artwork and Writing by North Carolina’s Children. Ed. Maya Ajmera and Olateju Omolodun (Durham, NC: Shakti for Children, 1999), [1-2], with “Reflections” by the editors [26-28]. [31 pp]. PSt

A brief description of a eutopia written for children in which there is racial harmony, no tobacco or weapons, no crime and no police, and “love, justice, and tolerance.” The eutopia is accompanied by stories and poems about and illustrations of Xanadu by children that range from the traditional Cockaige with a volcano the expels candy to the poignant desire that every child has a mother and father to racial diversity and world peace. All the children are in elementary school. African-American author.