Laura Ingalls Wilder's name is being removed from an American Library Association award due to how racial minorities, especially Native Americans, are portrayed in Little House on the Prairie.
In a unanimous vote that occurred Saturday, the children's division of the ALA moved to rename what was once known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. It will now be called the Children's Literature Legacy Award.
"This decision was made in consideration of the fact that Wilder's legacy, as represented by her body of work, includes expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC's core values of inclusiveness, integrity and respect, and responsiveness," the Association for Library Service to Children said in a statement....
I was not aware of this award even existed. When I was a kid, I read one book that won the Newberry Award, "It's Like This Cat" which I liked. But I did not look for any other books that had won that award. As an adult, I found a book in the library called "1,001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up" and it led me to some wonderful books, like the Betsy Tacy series, and Rudyard Kipling's "Kim"
""as represented by her body of work, includes expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC's core values of inclusiveness, integrity and respect, and responsiveness""
Oh Look! Yet another example of lunatic politically correct Liberalism and its brain washing techniques on society.
Satan, the cunning serpant, works insidiously to effect changes in thinking and choice to gain influence over the reprobates. Deception is definitely his nature and practice.
Satan:- "The credentials of this malevolent creature are announced in his introduction: ‚ÄúNow the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made‚ÄĚ (Gen. 3:1). These words fall as a sudden intrusion into an otherwise glorious account of God‚Äôs majestic work of creation. With the words ‚ÄúNow the serpent,‚ÄĚ the whole atmosphere of the biblical record changes dramatically. A sudden and ominous sense of foreboding enters the narrative." (ligonier.org)
Few people today have a memory of the fear and horror that accompanied frontier life. Even a poem written by a grandmother who witnessed the Battle of Bunker Hill starts with a question as to whom is attacking Charlestown, MA. Indians? We reject uncomfortable or inconvient truth. And, yes, it lies dead in the streets and we wonder why justice stands afar off.