When Social Media Goes After Your Book, What’s the Right Response? Authors Jonah Winter and Keira Drake weigh in |
When Social Media Goes After Your Book, What’s the Right Response?
When Social Media Goes After Your Book, What’s the Right Response?
A fascinating pair of reflections, ones that will challenge both critics of and participants in online call-out culture.
"These incidents happen again and again, typically before a book is even published. And here’s what makes the least sense of all: I’m fairly certain that we all want the same things."
"In her announcement online, Zhao apologized for the 'pain' she has caused with her book. The only way her book could cause pain is if it were dropped from a high-story window onto somebody’s head."
"There is a climate of fear right now among writers and editors and reviewers in the children’s book world. As in Salem, Mass., circa 1692, this sort of fear often prompts decent people to stay silent."
"In China, the government shuts down art it deems offensive. Here in America, we use social media."