It seems impossible to go through a day without reading a headline regarding racial tensions in this nation. This post started out addressing the pervasiveness of racism and how people, of all colors, are very adept in exercising it. However, racism cannot be addressed without first addressing the source of racism, bias. We live in a world full of bias. Recently Starbucks closed down all of its stores to conduct bias training in response to a race-based incident that generated a lot of negative press for the company. Like most secular organizations Starbucks while being on to something is also woefully missing the full Truth of the matter.<p><span style="font-size:10px;"><em>Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/natasaadzic</em></span></p>
In 1954, Laura Ingalls Wilder became the first author to receive the award bearing her own name: the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) first established this award as a way to recognize notable works by U.S. children’s book authors.