Librarians asked to pull Cosby books after sex assault charges: study

“Bill Cosby’s “Little Bill” children’s book series landed on a list of the 10 books Americans most often asked librarians to remove from shelves last year after he faced sex assault charges, according to a ranking released on Monday.The popular series written by Cosby and illustrated by Varnette Honeywood made its debut in ninth place on the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual list of the books that are most often challenged in U.S. libraries. “This children’s book series was challenged because of criminal sexual allegations against the author,” the U.S.’s oldest library organization said on its website.” (via Reuters)

4 Responses to “Librarians asked to pull Cosby books after sex assault charges: study”

  1. Audrey Battiste
    April 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

    I disagree with this. The characters in the books do not reflect Cosby’s lack of character and the children reading the books have not judged the author. Surely there are other authors who have had a lapse of good judgement whose books have not been removed. That is censorship! If I don’t have a problem with the book, I will be denied access to it! I don’t want anyone else deciding what I or my child can read.

  2. Audrey Battiste
    April 16, 2017 at 7:43 pm #

    Once a librarian decided to include a book in her collection, it shoukd remain in the collection unless the contents of the book are controversial. Otherwise removing the book will be considered censorship. The message and characters in the book are not reflecting Cosby’s lack of character.

  3. Audrey Battiste
    April 16, 2017 at 7:44 pm #

    Once a librarian decided to include a book in her collection, it shoukd remain in the collection unless the contents of the book are controversial. Otherwise removing the book will be considered censorship.

  4. confussed
    April 30, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

    Yes I always respected Bill Cosby but I was disgusted. I kind of wish we where in Iraq so that if proved guilty he would tast the wipe and then beheaded. There is just too many ladies he molested.

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