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Harassment in Children’s Lit

Chances are good that if you’re reading this, you’ve already read the article (and comments on) Children’s Publishing Reckons with Sexual Harassment, but in case you haven’t, you should. It takes guts to talk about this stuff and I support and respect everyone who is.

SLJ Article

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. Annie Cloots says:

    Anybody here ever been to Venice? The most Serene Republic used to have little letterboxes — some of them still survive — decorated with a lion’s head and marked ‘Denunzie Segrete’ — Secret Denunciations. This was how you could shop somebody to the secret police.

    At this point, SLJ has put itself in the business of receiving Denunzie Segrete — and publishing them. I’m not a lawyer, but when you provide a platform for people to call other people pedophiles and rapists, by name, in public, it’s hard to believe that you’re not exposing yourself to some potentially serious legal consequences.