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Like any children’s book author would be, Maggie Tokuda-Hall was thrilled at the news that Scholastic — arguably one of the most prominent publishing houses in the industry — wanted to license her book, oestradiol puregon Love in the Library, and feature it in an Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) narratives collection. The book, for kids ages 6-9, follows the story of her real-life grandparents, Tama and George Tokuda, whose beautiful WWII-era love story blossomed in the unlikeliest of places: Japanese American incarceration camp Minidoka. Gorgeously illustrated by Yas Imamura, it’s a story of hope amid adversity. But also, and perhaps more importantly, it’s a reminder of a hard truth: the fact that, in 1941, 120,000 Japanese Americans were wrongfully and cruelly imprisoned simply because they were Japanese.

“[A]s soon as I cleared the opening paragraph, my heart sank,” Tokuda-Hall wrote of Scholastic’s invitation on her blog, Pretty OK Maggie. Because this invitation came with a very telling clause: Scholastic wanted Tokuda-Hall to erase any mention of racism — even the word “racism” itself — from the accompanying author’s note.

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