French Children’s Book Illustration

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French Children’s Book Illustration

French Children’s Book Illustration
Source: LokFoods.com

This image from a French children’s book reads “It’s in Latin America that the slaves directed by masters cultivate Cacao which mixed with sugar creates the chocolate bars loved by children.” This book may have been intended to teach past tense grammar, but it also teaches kids to normalize slave labor. Although chocolate grows best in small production, amid a complex rainforest ecosystem, Europeans soon shifted to plantation-style growing for mass consumption. European colonies brought exploitative chocolate-growing to many places around the world, and some of today’s chocolate is still grown in unjust working conditions. Look for “fair trade” logos to ensure your chocolate bar helps growers around the world.

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