Special Episode 11: Laura Ingalls Wilder


In this special episode of the Team Friendship Podcast, we discuss the recent name change of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award to the Children’s Literature Legacy Award by the ALA and ALSC. We welcome back our very special guest, Zoey, to have a round-table discussion on this topic. This name change has evoked many passionate responses, but we were able to have a meaningful conversation on human rights, racial reconciliation, and the importance of remembering and learning from our history. We hope you will take the time to listen in on this episode.

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Image Credit: ALA.org

Links related to this episode:

American Library Association Press Release

ALSC Changes Wilder Award to Children’s Literacy Legacy Award – School Library Journal

American Libraries Defend Renaming Laura Ingalls Wilder Award – The Guardian

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Stripped from Children’s Book Award Over ‘Little House’ Depictions of Native Americans – Washington Post

ALSC Changes Name of Laura Ingalls Wilder Award – American Libraries Magazine

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award – When Is It Censorship? – Intellectual Freedom Blog

What the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Name Change Means – And What It Doesn’t – Book Riot

About the Children’s Literature Legacy Award

A Little House Picture Book Treasury: Six Stories of Life on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illustrations by Renee Graef (Amazon Link)

Quote from Caddie Woodlawn that Lauren couldn’t remember:

“The fear spread like a disease, nourished on rumors and race hatred. For many years now the whites had lived at peace with the Indians of Western Wisconsin, but so great was this disease of fear that even a tavern rumor could spread it like an epidemic throughout the country.” (Caddie Woodlawn, 119)

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Our personal contact info: 

Leah – https://www.instagram.com/leahranjel/

Mandalay – https://www.instagram.com/mandymalay/

Lauren – https://twitter.com/Graciefirstborn

Zoey – https://www.instagram.com/zcook501/

Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music
Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound

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