An Autistic Children’s Librarian’s Take on To Siri with Love

Read more about To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines by Judith Newman and the online controversy surrounding it.


To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines by Judith Newman was released on August 22nd.  An online controversy surrounding the book’s representation of autism has “blown up” during the past week, and there are now calls in the autistic community to #BoycottToSiri.

I will not attempt to rehash the controversy, which has been thoroughly discussed on Twitter, on the “Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism” Facebook page, and on autistic blogs including those of John Elder Robison and Lydia X. Z. Brown..  I do however feel that the questions raised by this controversy are relevant to this blog because libraries are choosing to carry it in their parenting sections, which are typically developed by children’s librarians.

Source: An Autistic Children’s Librarian’s Take on To Siri with Love

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