Can you do a historical kid’s book with US slaves that does not explicitly reference the horrors of slavery? This book below is in the news. The cover art is actually rather charming but … well … they’re slaves! They had better bake massa Washington’s cake! - the subject matter underlying the issue is not. I would have been interesting to have been a fly on the wall in the creative meeting.
I suppose the author’s point is that while slavery was a terrible institution people did live have workaday lives and had interesting, positive experiences even as slaves. Can you make this straddle?