Recently, Sherman Alexie, author of Thunder Boy Jr, has been accused of sexual harassment. You can access the NPR article at the link below. Is it possible to separate an artist from his work? Our position is yes. Although we in no way support or condone the author’s actions, we do stand by our decision to include Thunder Boy Jr as the picture book selection for Young Auditorium’s Big Read 2018. We hope that the transparency of these actions will spark further discussion about the impact of sexual assault against women, the key topic in our feature book The Round House by Louise Erdrich and a focus of our Big Read 2018 dialogue. Sherman Alexie’s Accusers Go on the Record
If this topic interests you, please consider joining the Saturday Morning Philosophy discussion on April 14 at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson. April 14, 10am – Saturday Morning Philosophy at Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson (free and open to the public) You probably believe that you know something, and you probably believe that you know something about the way the world is or should be. How do you know you are right? Could reality be quite different than what you think you know? Or course it could be…right? We may not reach any answers, but we should hopefully learn a lot from each other on the way to trying to figure out possible answers; our focus is on the journey and understanding different perspectives. Join us to tackle the question – What Is Art? Is it possible to separate an artist from his/her work? This session will be led by Ruth Tallman.