Élise Gravel creates wonderful children’s books. A recent one, discussing gender stereotypes (Pink, Blue and You! / Le rose, le bleu et toi!) has been facing some outcry in the US, with parents complaining to libraries, etc. However, attempts to ban this book may perhaps bring it more recognition.
Yesterday, Manon Massé (Québec Solidaire) got a motion adopted by all parties in Québec’s National Assembly, speaking to this issue and against censorship. And I’ve recently seen librarians buying it in response to these attempts at banning it.
As someone who read her books to my son (who also loved them) when he was a bit younger, I’m not happy to hear of the censorship attempts, yet I’m glad to see them backfire.