Is your child's bookshelf inclusive?

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  • Llew40 Sandy, UT
    June 21, 2017 10:40 p.m.

    I love Children's literature. I love it so much I minored in library media in college and graduated with a elementary ed degree. If Utah had the money to hire me, I would be a media specialist in a school somewhere encouraging kids to read multicultural literature. I would do this through a year long reading program where students had a special passport they could get stamped after reading a book set in a country other than America. Such titles they could choose would include "When My Name Was Keoko," "The Bronze Bow," "The Master Puppeteer," and "Journey to Jo'Burg" with rewards for those who "visited" at least five countries.

  • Danny Chipman Lehi, UT
    June 21, 2017 9:25 a.m.

    If a book is well written and interesting, I will read it, whatever the color or background of the author. But things such as the Hugo Awards for science fiction have gotten so ridiculously politicized that I can't and won't take literary affirmative action seriously.

  • 112358 Alpine, UT
    June 19, 2017 4:10 p.m.

    The next frontier in political correctness: race-norming our childrens' bookshelves. Why not consider the quality of the content -- irrespective of the race of the author?

    Just as it would be unfair to reject Ms. Allen's literary efforts as "yet another YA novel by a female, Caucasian, Austin-loving, self-declared book geek", it is unfair to judge a book -- for better or for worse -- by the color of an author's skin.

    Don't judge a book by its author's cover.

  • terrimcguire2 Clearfield, UT
    June 19, 2017 11:42 a.m.

    Wonderful insights and nicely referenced. Whatever books, people, experiences, and thoughts come our way, those are the things to which we open our hearts.

  • terrimcguire2 Clearfield, UT
    June 19, 2017 11:40 a.m.

    Wonderful insights and nicely referenced. Whatever books, people, experiences, and thoughts come our way, those are the things to which we open our hearts.