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Books on Film: New Kid Controversy

A Texas school district has cancelled a virtual author visit with New Kid creator, Jerry Craft. Was it because of student complaints? Of course not! It was because of some parent who can’t bear to see her kids exposed to the perspective of someone who looks different than them. Stuff like this really makes me mad.

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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.

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