Children’s fiction remains awash with dangerous tropes when it comes to characters with disabilities. It’s time to ensure there is positive representatio
Sep 24 2021 In a potentially significant development, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo (D-California) this week presented a wide-ranging set of questions to the Big Five publishers regarding their practices in the library e-book market. In their letter to the publishers the lawmakers reference “the exorbitant costs and burdensome restrictions” that they contend “are draining resources from many local libraries,” and “forcing [libraries] to make difficult choices to try and provide a consistent level of service” to their communities. Source: Publishers Weekly More News Stories
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