"She often credited one young library patron for launching her literary career after the boy stubbornly lamented––as she once did––that he couldn’t find any books about kids 'like us'."
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
"A lot of people have a hard time wrapping their heads around the idea that an artist and a writer can be both a genius and a racist, can do brilliant work and be profoundly damaging. Those are not mutually exclusive categories."
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Ashley Dennis
Black women librarians have been important leaders in promoting books and publishing standards that encourage readers to recognize human dignity and reject racist stereotypes in children's literature.
SOURCE: NY Times
From “Frog and Toad” to “Where the Wild Things Are,” many of the most enduring 20th-century titles share a secret language of queer compassion.
SOURCE: Literary Hub
by Jennifer Traig
For most of history, authors have used their words to render children speechless.
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