Laura Ingalls Wilder name pulled out of the library award for “stereotypical attitudes” in her popular books

A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder name of a major children’s book award.

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name is set to be removed from a large children’s book award after concerns were raised about the “Little House on the Prairie” author’s presentation of certain breeds in the early to mid 20th century.

The Association of Library Service to Children (as c) council shall, acting unanimously on Saturday to enter the name of the “Laura Ingalls Wilder Award” as the “Children’s Literature Legacy Award.”


The association, which took the vote at its board meeting in New Orleans, said the voice, “was greeted with a standing ovation by the audience in attendance.”

Wilder is best known for her “Little House on the Prairie” novels, in which the as c has stated “includes expressions of stereotypical beliefs are in conflict with as c the core values” on the basis of Wilder’s portrayal of blacks and indians.

The first award was given to Wilder in 1954. The as c, which is based in Chicago, says that her work continues to be published and read, but her “legacy of the complex” and “not everyone embraced it.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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