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Link Du Jour: Outrage!

While I could post about the craziness that is the banning of The Dirty Cowboy, I’ll instead focus on an excellent post by Letters of Note about the controversial In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak. The post includes a letter from the editor of Night Kitchen, the legendary Ursula Nordstrom, to a librarian who burned the book. Also covered – the curious practice of drawing diapers on Mickey. Click the image below to read.


About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. And Benjamin Franklin said “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” May we all calm down & try to use our lessons in history to see that there is danger in deciding what is right for others.