ALA Strikes Laura Ingalls Wilder Name from Book Award

ALA Strikes Laura Ingalls Wilder Name from Book Award

Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books made an immeasurable contribution to the field of children literature. They are also littered with bigoted and racist language and attitudes. Also interesting is that many literary sleuths believe that the series was at least partially ghostwritten by Wilder’s daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, who was a prolific and best selling author and one of the founders of the Libertarian movement.

A division of the American Library Association voted unanimously Saturday to strip Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from a major children’s literature award over concerns about how the author referred to Native Americans and blacks.The Association for Library Service to Children says the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award will now be known as the Children’s Literature Legacy Award.

Source: Little House On The Controversy: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Removed From Book Award : NPR

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