Challenged Works


Black Like Kyra, White Like Me

By Judith Vigna




Challenges

2000—A patron of the Toronto Public Library complained about this children’s picture book about a black family moving into an all-white neighbourhood and encountering racial prejudice.

Objection—The complainant said the story “reinforces negative stereotypes about blacks and positive types about whites.”

Update—The book was retained in the library’s collection.



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