May 25, 2022

Singapore’s National Library Board Had Pulled More Children’s Books Off Library’s Shelves

From The Straits Times:

At least six children’s books have been pulled off the shelves in recent months, more than previously confirmed by the National Library Board (NLB).

Last Saturday, the library board’s chief executive, Mrs Elaine Ng, said three titles – And Tango Makes Three, The White Swan Express and Who’s In My Family? – had been pulled this year.

However, The Straits Times understands that there were more.

The NLB withdrew the children’s book Who’s In My Family? by Robie Harris on March 26, and then temporarily took all 22 remaining titles by Harris off the shelves in April.

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See Also: Singapore: National Library Board Chief Executive ‘Saddened By’ Reaction Over Its Removal of Three Books (July 14)

See  Also: NLB’s removal of books By Robie Harris was first reported by the ST last week.

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