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NLB had pulled more children's books off library's shelves

At least 6 children's titles removed recently, 3 more than it confirmed

Published on Jul 15, 2014 6:08 AM
Ms Shi Xiao Wei, 40, with her son at a  reading session of children's books organised by local writer Jolene Tan outside the National Library as a response to the NLB's removal of the books And Tango Makes Three and The White Swan Express. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

At least six children's books have been pulled off the shelves in recent months, more than previously confirmed by the National Library Board (NLB).

Last Saturday, the library board's chief executive, Mrs Elaine Ng, said three titles - And Tango Makes Three, The White Swan Express and Who's In My Family? - had been pulled this year.

However, The Straits Times understands that there were more.

The NLB withdrew the children's book Who's In My Family? by Robie Harris on March 26, and then temporarily took all 22 remaining titles by Harris off the shelves in April.

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