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Open Letter

Statement about the School Library Journal’s February Cover & Facing the Asian Community’s Complicity in Anti-Blackness

Filed under:  Open Letter

We, the undersigned APIDA authors and publishing professionals, along with many others in the publishing community, were horrified to see the editorial and design choices made by School Library Journal for their February issue during Black History Month. Not only did the article and illustration center whiteness in a discussion...

Follow-up of Open Letter to Abrams

Filed under:  Open Letter, Updates

To all the people in the community who supported and signed our Open Letter, Thank you! Though it was an upsetting issue that brought us together, it was inspiring to see the community rally so quickly and in such great numbers (over 1000!) to speak up against a book that...

Open Letter to Abrams

Filed under:  Open Letter

Dear Abrams, As authors, illustrators, readers, teachers and publishing professionals we believe books can change lives. We believe in the importance of literacy. And we understand, deeply, the power of story. But we also know the irreparable harm that can be done when a book is littered with damaging stereotypes...