[kids-lib] FYI: Home by Carson Ellis

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Apr 2 09:05:09 PDT 2015

Home by Carson Ellis<http://www.amazon.com/Home-Carson-Ellis/dp/0763665290> is getting a lot of starred reviews and other positive reviews. It looks like a beautiful picture book and asks a great open-ended question to discuss with children at the end. However, some strong concerns have been expressed in regards to the portrayal of Native Americans<http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2015/03/home-by-carson-ellis.html> and soldiers which may be upsetting to some families.

This is just a reminder to personally review all books before you read them in storytime or include them in other programming. We get busy so it can be easy to skip reviewing beautiful books with such positive reviews from trusted sources. However, you know your unique community better than they do and should decide whether or not a particular book is appropriate to share during programming. Books you choose not share during programming can be made available for families to checkout if they want to.


Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
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