May 28, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

When Cosby’s ‘Little Bill,’ Alexie and Asher are on the Shelf: What Should A Librarian Do?

School and public librarians struggle with how to handle the books of Bill Cosby, as well as authors Sherman Alexie, Jay Asher, and James Dashner, who have been accused of sexual harassment.

AILA Rescinds Sherman Alexie’s 2008 YA Book of the Year Award

An honor for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, winner of the 2008 National Book Award, has been taken away by the American Indian Literature Association, after multiple accusations of sexual harassment against author Sherman Alexie.

Sherman Alexie Breaks Silence on Sexual Harassment Allegations

In his first public statement about sexual harassment allegations, the author apologized for behavior, while denying some specific accusations and claiming a lack of memory on others.

Book To Be Re-Illustrated to Remove Díaz | Sexual Harassment in Children’s Publishing

Charlesbridge Publishing to have “Mario and the Hole in the Sky” re-illustrated after sexual harassment allegations against original illustrator David Díaz.

Unpacking Anne Ursu’s Survey and the Fallout, with Changes Coming to Events | Sexual Harassment in Children’s Publishing

Anne Ursu wanted to start a conversation about sexual harassment and spur change in the children’s publishing industry.

We Closed the Comments. Here’s Why. | Editor’s Note

The comments section enables readers to provide feedback and engage in conversation. In this case, we’ve far exceeded the standard function of comments on a news story.

Sexual Harassment in KidLit

As a librarian, I don’t often feel genuinely a part of kid or yalit. I’m not an author. I’m not a publisher. I’m not an agent or an editor. But I am someone who regularly talks about books and puts them into the hands of kids and teens. So these last few days, I have […]

A Safer Future: Shaping a New Norm with #MeToo | Editorial

Librarians can do more to raise awareness of the rights of girls and women, and of sexism and its price—and build cultural literacy about consent vs coercion.

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Children’s Publishing Reckons with Sexual Harassment in Its Ranks

Illustrator David Díaz resigned from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators board after sexual harassment complaints emerged about his past.