BPC Bulletins: Book about Transgender Youth Challenged in Ottawa and Halifax Libraries

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee.

 

In Canada, parents and activists are pushing public libraries in Ottawa and Halifax to remove a book about transgender youth.

The book is Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.

REPORTAGE

Peter Szperling of CTV News reports:
https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/parent-calls-on-ottawa-public-library-to-remove-controversial-book-about-transgender-youth-1.5412620

In the Halifax Examiner, Philip Moscovitch reports:
https://www.halifaxexaminer.ca/featured/if-the-library-is-safe-for-transphobia-its-not-safe-for-trans-people/

BONUS STORY

In the United States, Amazon has resisted protests from employees who want the retailing company to stop selling Irreversible Damage.

Jo Yurcaba of NBC News reports:
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/amazon-will-not-remove-book-advocates-say-endangers-transgender-youth-n1266447

Thanks go to Bianca Lakoseljac who forwarded the news.

 

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.

 

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