Saturday, November 10, 2018

But not *too* Rebel

There is no doubt in my mind that Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is a great book--I mean, it could have used another round of editing, but the message is solid.

But I have to ask, why did publisher Timbuktu Labs, and indeed the authors,  allow the Russian publisher to erase the story about Coy Mathis? Coy Mathis is a child who was part of a landmark decision to allow transgender people access to a gender-appropriate bathroom.

The webpage boasting about the book being translated into 26 languages seems to have vanished from the internet.  Was the irony of trumpeting availability at the cost of integrity just too much for them?  Where is the publisher's explanation for how this happened and what they plan to do about it?

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