The Ontario Library Association (OLA) and the Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) have expressed concern about attempts to ban children’s books and young-adult books in public schools.
The OLA updated a statement about the Forest of Reading program, book challenges and the right of children to read on November 7, 2023:
Two days later, TWUC released a related statement about the “shadow-banning of LGBTQIA2S+ books” in some Ontario schools:
Thanks go to Anne McClelland who forwarded both statements.
The Book and Periodical Council was formed in 1975 as the Book and Periodical Development Council to provide a venue for members to discuss industry issues, address mutual concerns and undertake projects for the benefit of Canadian writing and publishing.