NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin talks about the importance of picture books and how they can attract challenges over their content.
Residents of one Texas town want two LGBT books removed from the children’s section of a public library. That is unconstitutional. But a plan to move the books to the adult section is similarly problematic.
Author and children’s book historian Leonard Marcus shares insight into the history of censorship of information for young people, beginning with the New England Primer and other books intended to lead kids up to reading the bible.
(applause for alliteration, please) This month we’ve been working on restoring two children’s picture books teaching tolerance for different types of families. Though they are quite different in content, tone, reading level and appropriateness, their challenges parallel one another immensely. Book one is The Family Book by Todd Parr, a peppy, colorful and simple picture book […]