Library unveils Little Black Sambo collection

These three books, published between 1899 and 1949, are just a few versions of the “Little Black Sambo” story that have appeared on children’s bookshelves.

Levy, who received an Arts & Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004, is an award-winning children’s poet. Her books include “Splash! Poems of Our Watery World” (2002) and “A Crack in the Clouds” (1998), both Lee Bennett Hopkins Award winners. Levy has taught children’s literature in college and the first and second grades.