In recent years, several of the Little House on the Prairie books have come under criticism due to their depiction of both Indigenous and African Americans in the books, particularly in the Little House on the Prairie book.
“Little House on the Prairie” has not been universally banned in the United States. However, it has faced controversy and criticism for its depiction of indigenous peoples and for presenting a sanitized and romanticized version of frontier life.
Some schools and libraries have chosen to remove the books from their collections due to these concerns, which is generally referred to as banning a book. Ultimately, the decision to ban or restrict access to a particular work is made by individual schools, libraries, or other organizations, and can vary depending on their policies and the local community’s values. They are still regularly carried in bookstores today.
It is important to note that at the time the books take place, as well as when they were written, these views were common and accepted at the time. However, in recent years, these depictions are now considered problematic.
It was also as a result of these depictions that the Laura Ingalls Wilder award was renamed.