I didn't plan on writing about the ALA controversy, but it was mentioned in this week's Sell More Books Show episode, even becoming the focus of the Question of the Week.
My first response to this issue was that as an educator and someone with a PhD in American Literature that we should all read critically. I used to teach Huckleberry Finn, for instance, and we looked at the evolution of Huck's character as he begins to know Jim as a man, not just as a slave. I argue that the Little House books are no different. We should examine the racism, sexism, classism, and all other -isms in those books.
Below is my answer to the QotW over at The Sell More Books Show.
A couple of key points from someone whose old job was as a lit prof who specialized in 19th century American literature: