This character from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ was originally black


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Local audiences can be immersed in the story of “Matilda” in multiple ways this month as the Salt Lake City Public Library System partners with Broadway at the Eccles to honor Dahl’s impact on children’s literature and celebrate the Utah premiere of “Matilda the Musical” at Salt Lake City’s Eccles Theater on Feb. 21.

Grab your everlasting gobstopper. It’s Roald Dahl Day.

In light of the holiday, a new fact has come to light about one of the author’s biggest and most popular characters.

According to The Guardian, Dahl’s character Charlie from the famous “Charlie and the Chocolate…



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