Leftist Identity Politics Claim Another Victim: Laura Ingalls Wilder

As we’ve all heard, Laura Ingalls Wilder was a racist. At least that’s what the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), determined when they removed Mrs. Wilder’s name from The Laura Ingalls Wilder medal, “…an honor bestowed on an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.” The ALSC stated, regarding their decision to change the name to the Children’s Literacy Legacy Award, “This decision was made in consideration of the fact that

Storytelling Drag Queens — Coming Soon to a Public Library Near You

This month, the Maricopa County Library District canceled an event at their annual LibraryCon called “Reading With the Queens.” The event, in which three drag queens were to read diversity and tolerance-themed stories to children, was canceled by the Library District’s administration citing it had “no connection to the spirit of the LibraryCon event” and didn’t meet their story time program guidelines. One of the drag performers believed the cancellation to be based on discrimination: It’s disheartening but we are stereotyped. So Drag Queens don’t want to be stereotyped? Who knew? While many are puzzled by the concept of pairing