CPSIA, Schmipsia – Who cares?

Childrens’ book author Carol Baicker-McKee does.  She is doing what many others should be doing – taking an activist approach to the unfortunate CPSIA bill and putting a little heart and soul (and sweat) behind it.

She’s devoted most of her blog recently to covering CPSIA as it related to childrens’ books – well worth a read.  Especially, her chronicle of attempting to sway powerful Washington policy makers and advisors, and the outline of the speech she recently made at the anti-CPSIA rally in Washington. Thank you, Carol, for your dedication and hard work!

Meanwhile, we at Biblio also urge you to support literacy and consider writing your representative (form provided by the American Library Association) to ask that they support legislation that would amend CPSIA to exempt books from its purvue.

2 thoughts on “CPSIA, Schmipsia – Who cares?”

  1. Diana Raabe says:

    Thank you for the links and the book looks adorable.

  2. Carol Baicker-McKee says:

    Thanks so much for your excellent coverage of how this terrible law affects books – and I appreciate the note about my blog.

    No one I talk to is happy about this law, but unless we start making a collective stink, it’s not going anywhere, and books and kids will suffer. I was almost sorry about the stay in testing this year, because it took the pressure off of Congress. If libraries – and schools, which are also affected – had had to close their doors for a bit, then people would have noticed that something was very amiss with this law.

    If anyone has a good idea for boosting awareness, let me or Rick Woldenberg (amendthecpsia.com) know about it.

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