Posted on April 18, 2023 at 2:20 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Maggie Tokuda-Hall thought she'd received a dream offer, when Scholastic asked to license her 2022 children's book Love in the Library.

But that offer became a nightmare to her, when she read the suggested revisions.

Scholastic had suggested removing references to racism from her author note, citing a "politically sensitive moment."

Tokuda-Hall told NPR that agreeing to such a request would be a "disservice" to the people who inspired her book: the over 120,000 Japanese Americans incarcerated by the US government during World War II.

Scholastic has since apologized for its actions and identified mistakes that it made.

You can read more about Tokuda-Hall's experience and its place in a larger trend at NPR.

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