We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I was going to say the same thing. It isn't banned, it will just be sent quietly off on an ice floe until it is no longer visible. No fuss, no signposts.
The great Irony of this is that the ALA has "Banned Books Week" every year, during which it makes a list of books that have been challenged, as if that were the same thing as banning. Their values change as it suits them. I will bet money that Little House will not be on their "banned" list this year, because it has only been demoted from a high point to an invisible one. I have seen their publications for years, and they are very good at lying with the truth.
Z: Actually, it's worse. They banned the author by erasing her identity. Just like Mao era photos where they airbrush out the people they have purged. Now like politically incorrect statues, they can effectively put her books in a "museum" where no one will read them.
I read these books when I was a little girl. I have no doubt these books spurred my desire to read and I often think of her books today. I am now 60 years old. The series made quite an impression on me.
Remind me to order copies of same for the grandbrats. Though the series is American, there will be enough similarities to the Canadian prairie experiences of my mother and her family, not to mention that of my husband's family who came West a generation earlier, to give them a sense of what their ancestors experienced.
Assistant Village Idiot: I was going to say the same thing.
Mike K: This is just a reincarnation of the Chinese Red Guards.
So a private organization renaming an award, yet reaffirming Wilder's award, and remaining committed to making her work available to readers — is Hitler.
Assistant Village Idiot: The great Irony of this is that the ALA has "Banned Books Week" every year, during which it makes a list of books that have been challenged, as if that were the same thing as banning.
"Challenging" refers to efforts to ban books. Notably, the Library Association made no effort to ban Wilder's books, and has committed to preserving access to them — just like Hitler.