American Library Association is using political correctness to kill a classic

From the New York Post:

Get this: The American Library Association, which claims to champion intellectual freedom, is now downgrading a key author of a major piece of Americana and stripping Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from a children’s literature award named for her.

The group decided it will no longer judge her series, “Little House on the Prairie,” in the context of the times in which it was written or the era it describes, but against the politically correct standards of 2018.

Wilder has long inspired young readers with her fictional coming-of-age account of life on the American frontier. Schools assign her books every year. Time ranked “Little House” 22nd on its list of the “100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time.” NBC adapted it into a popular TV series in the 1970s.

Yet Wilder’s words inflict “pain” on minorities, the ALA says. Her characters express opinions on the treatment of blacks and Native Americans that are “not universally embraced” today.

Continue reading at the New York Post

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