Authors of kid’s books seek repeal of North Carolina law

North-Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nearly 270 authors and illustrators of children’s books have signed a letter calling for the immediate repeal of the new North Carolina law preventing specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people for public accommodations and restroom use.

The letter, which was posted on the School Library Journal website, said the 269 signees are “disappointed and angered by the reprehensible legislation” signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. They called for repeal of what they called a “hateful piece of legislation.”

Among the names on the list are authors Rick Riordan, Jeff Kinney and Veronica Roth.

The group also said it would have to consider participation in conferences and festivals in North Carolina while the law is in effect.

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