By Eric Fischer
Despite the controversy around the country surrounding former Wisconsin native Laura Ingalls Wilder, the Door County Library will be keeping her works on the shelves. Earlier this week the American Library Association decided to rename a significant children’s literature award named after Wilder to the Children’s Literature Legacy Award after the group decided her books had strong racial insensitivities. Beth Lokken, Youth Services Librarian for the Door County Library system explains the books have historical significance and what the future of the award will be.
Lokken adds the library doesn’t condone the language of the books but recognizes that they were written to reflect Wilder’s experiences. You can check out your favorite books at any of the Door County Library’s eight locations.