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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Canadian Zionists Attempt to Un-Nominate "The Shepherd's Granddaughter"

In Canada comes the outcry from Zionist groups to remove a book about a young Palestinian girl from nomination for the Red Maple Award. While this book, "The Shepherd's Granddaughter" won the prestigious Canadian Library Award last year as well as the Society of School Librarians International Best Book Award, B'nai B'rith and Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center have "concerns" that "has clear potential to incite hatred and violence against Jewish and Israeli students".

Who is the author of this novel for young readers? Anne Laurel Carter, who "left Canada at seventeen to work on kibbutzim in Israel, a Jean Vanier home in France, and California".

Here we go, an orchestrated attempt to not only remove this book from nomination for the Red Maple Award, but to ban it entirely from Canadian schools as a few are demanding. Ummm, but the author worked on kibbutzim in Israel. Hmmmm,,, censorship of the Palestinian narrative even when it comes from someone with this background, nope, just can't have that being read.

Read the article HERE.

Read Quill and Quire's blogpost HERE.


Controversial Mideast book stays in Toronto schools

Update, Monday, seems now there is going to be a formal school board review of the book which will take 60 days. Read

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