categoryMenu_new
 
  Home
  EXTRAORDINARY AH Teaching from Spiritual Hierarchy
  AbundantHope
  NEW READERS! Read Here First
  Supporting AH
  Leadership of AbundantHope
  Announcements
  Regional AH Sites
  Other Sites with AH material
  Contact Us
  Becoming A Messiah
  OUR PUBLIC FORUM IS OPEN TOO ALL
  Mission Ideas
  System Busting
  Cleric Letter/English
  Translations of Cleric Letter
  AH Member Writings
  Candace
  Ron
  Rosie
  Jess
  Brian's Poetry
  James
  Giuseppe
  Esteban
  Telepathic Messages
  Candace
  Jess Anthony
  Vince
  Leonette
  John
  Adam
  Bela
  Joyce
  Hazel
  Kibo
  Peter
  Rosie
  Johan
  Lucia
  Lucia G
  Rubens
  Shellee-Kim
  Ben
  Dorothea
  Solon
  Others
  Targeted Messages
  Hano
  Light Flower
  Changing The Face Of Religion
  - Phoenix Journals - PDF in German
  Candace on Religion
  Other Spiritual Pieces
  Spiritual Nuggets by the Masters
  Phoenix Journals
  Phoenix Journals - PDF
  Telepathic Messages PDF books
  Selections from the Urantia Book
  Illustrations For The Urantia Book
  CMGSN Pieces
  THE WAVE
  Environment/Science
  David Crayford and the ITC
  Health and Nutrition
  Podcasts, Radio Shows, Video by AH
  Political Information
  True US History
  Human/Animal Rights
  The Miracle That Is Me
 
  Education
  Resources
  911 Material
  Books - eBooks
  government email/phone #'s
  Self Reliance
  Video
  Websites
  Alternative News Sources
  Art and Music
  Foreign Sites
  Health and Healing
  Human/Animal Rights
  Scientific
  Spiritual
  Vegan Recipes
  Translated Material
  Dutch
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Jess
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Candace
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Anderen
  Artikelen/berichten
  French
  Canal Jess
  Par Candace
  Other Channels
  Articles
  German
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Candace)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Jess)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (div.)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Candace)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Jess)
  Spirituelle Schätze
  Italian
  Translations - Candace
  Translations - Jess
  Translations - Others
  Portuguese
  by Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Spanish
  Anfitriones Divinos
  Bitácoras Fénix
  Creadores-de-Alas (WingMakers/Lyricus)
  Escritos de Candace
  Escritos de Otros
  Monjoronsón
  Telemensajes de Candace
  Telemensajes de Jess Anthony
  Telemensajes de Otros
  Chinese
  By Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Korean Translations
  Hungarian Translations
  Swedish Translations

Search
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Education Last Updated: Sep 6, 2019 - 11:37:44 PM


Go For 'Woke': Children's Book Publisher Promotes Bisexuality, Political Activism At School Fair
By Alexander Pease
Sep 6, 2019 - 11:35:31 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page Share/Bookmark

https://www.thecollegefix.com/go-for-woke-childrens-publisher-promotes-bisexuality-political-activism-in-school-fairs/

 

A national publisher of children's books has refocused its marketing on a hot new trend: diversity.

 

But it's not tackling the subject on its own. As Scholastic gears up for back-to-school presentations with its book fairsthe publisher is teaming up with a nonprofit coalition that promotes "diverse books."

The official catalog of this year's Scholastic book fair cycle shows the publisher taking a hard turn toward literature that highlights issues of sexual identity, intersectionality and social justice. It was first documented by The Federalist.

For example, instead of introducing children to Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet," Scholastic promotes the book "Star Crossed," a bisexual version of the play.

It's centered around a female character who plays Romeo in a middle-school play - and ends up falling in love with the also-female Juliet. The catalog ponders, referring to a middle-school student:

"Could she really be crushing on both boys and girls?"

Another Scholastic-promoted book features a girl who realizes that her dad "is secretly dating her best friend's mom," both of whom are divorced.

The catalog promotes politically correct storylines about religious and ethnic minorities as well. One features a Pakistani-American girl whose mosque is vandalized in a "hate crime," while another introduces children to "Native American Heroes" including political activists.

Another is a graphic novel on Syrian refugees, titled "The Unwanted."

The Scholastic description reads:

"Imagine you're a Syrian refugee, desperate to escape a war zone," Now imagine the countries you're fleeing to don't want you."

The Federalist says it literally paints a picture of "mass misery and repression" among Syrian refugees.

BisexualNews 💖💜💙@BisexualNews

Scholastic Inc. caught the ire of One Million Moms last week, accusing the publisher of "marketing transgender picture books for children." https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/01/15/one-million-moms-calls-for-scholastic-protest-over-pro-homosexual-pro-transgender-books/ ...

One Million Moms calls for Scholastic protest over 'pro-homosexual,' 'pro-transgender' books

Conservative group One Million Moms, an American Family Association division, is calling for consumers to protest Scholastic Inc.'s publishing house for promoting "pro-homosexual and pro-transgender"...

theblaze.com
410:02 AM - Jan 16, 2018Twitter Ads info and privacy

See BisexualNews 💖💜💙's other Tweets

Publishing industry must promote ‘all diverse experiences'

Getting "queer literature" in the hands of children - especially if their parents disapprove - is a popular cause in higher education.

In a recent column for the Emerson College newspaper The Berkeley Beacon, the author argues this type of literature "needs have its own sections in libraries and bookstores, especially in the children's sections":

Publishing companies need to set quotas for the number of books they publish by LGBTQ+ authors and books covering LGBTQ+ topics each year. Schools and universities need to make a bigger effort at promoting LGBTQ+ writing as well, such as including queer-friendly books in their curriculum.

Scholastic's nonprofit partner We Need Diverse Books is keen to fill this role. Its mission is to push for "essential changes in the publishing industry."

Rather than teaching children timeless lessons from popular classes, WNDB aims to expose them to "diverse characters" who invariably promote progressive ideals.

It recognizes "all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities," according to WNDB's website. The asterisk on "disabilities" goes into an even longer description:

We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization.

Peer pressure to make boys act like girls

WNDB's target audience includes the elementary and middle school age group, and this is reflected in Scholastic's advertising for its upcoming book fair cycle.

The publisher's interest in integrating LGBTQ+ literature into middle school libraries goes back at least a year, when "top teaching blogger" John DePasquale gave a roadmap for schools to "Create Inclusive, Affirming Schools for LGBTQ Students."

The new catalog features just such an affirming story about a child who learns to be an "ally." That is progressive jargon for someone who "uses their privilege to advocate on behalf of someone else who doesn't hold that same privilege," in the formulation of the University of Missouri-Kansas City's diversity office.

Gender-neutral children's author Alex Gino wrote "You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!" as a followup to Gino's previous book, "George," about a boy who "know she's not a boy."

Elizabeth Olesh@Lizo18

When you snag the last copy!😁 @Scholastic

View image on Twitter
11:14 AM - May 29, 2015Twitter Ads info and privacy

See Elizabeth Olesh's other Tweets

Jilly learns how to be "an ally, a sister, and a friend ... and that being open to change can make you change in the best possible ways," according to Amazon's description. While it largely focuses on the title character's habit of accidentally offending a deaf friend and learning deaf culture, the novel for 8-12 year-olds also deals with race and sexuality.

An Amazon reviewer says Jilly "prides herself on not being a bigot" because she has "an aunt who is black and her aunt has a partner, whom Jillian loves as well."(Presumably they are a lesbian couple.)

But Jilly's grandmother shows soft bigotry against her black daughter-in-law Alicia by asking her "to bring ethnic foods such as a sweet potato pie" and making comments about Alicia's daughter's hair, according to the reviewer. Jilly eventually realizes from the "gaffes" of her relatives that she does the same thing to her deaf friend.

Another book pushes alternative gender theories through a fantasy lens"The Witch Boy" by Molly Ostertag outlines the life of a 13-year-old who breaks the gender role -boys are raised to be "shapeshifters" - and instead becomes infatuated with witchcraft.

"When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help - as a witch," according to the book's description. He is prodded to embrace this role by his similarly "non-conforming" new friend Charlie.

LGBTQ+ books are being geared toward even younger children as well. The children's picture book And Tango Makes Three tells the story of "a same-sex penguin couple hatching an egg together." It received a top rating on Goodreads and was named to the American Library Association's Notable Children's Books of 2006, among other accolades.

Author Ibi Zoboi was extremely candid with Bustle about the aims of the project between WNDB and Scholastic.

"We need diverse scholars and educators who will subvert the canon, the form, and many of our hierarchical systems of selecting and lauding books," Zoboi told the women's magazine.

Translated by The Federalist, that means "making sure nobody reads Shakespeare ever again, unless we decide he was really a closeted gay woman."

Scholastic did not respond to inquiries from The College Fix for further information on the inventory of this semester's book fair cycle and whether it still carries literary classics.




All writings by members of AbundantHope are copyrighted by
©2005-2019 AbundantHope - All rights reserved

Detailed explanation of AbundantHope's Copyrights are found here


Top of Page

Education
Latest Headlines
New Chick-fil-A Donation Recipient Hosts Drag Queen Story Hour events
Catholic School Board Stocks pro-LGBT Book Glamorizing kids performing ‘oral sex
UK Schools Directed to Massively Incorporate Gay, Trans Themes for kids as young as 5
Swedish Schoolkids Taught To Defend Greta As Eco-Activist Becomes Part Of "Religious" Curriculum
HUMAN's Musics - A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Composed by Armand Amar
The Conservative Revolution in Education | Dr Steve on The Epoch Times
No Free Speech, No Parental Rights
Elementary Curriculum Demands Students Be “Agents of Change”
Muslim Parents Permanently Banned From Protesting LGBT Education Outside British School
Judge Permanently Bans Parents Protesting Against 'Inappropriate' LGBT Lessons - Reports
UN-funded “Sex Ed” Teaches U.S. Children Perversion
Canada’s Largest Newspaper: Catholic Schools Must Back LGBT ‘rights’ or risk losing public funding
If I were the devil - Paul Harvey
“A Children’s Book of Demons” Teaches Kids How to Summon Dark Spirits
Buddhist Indoctrination Invades Public Schools Across America
Absurdity Update: British Academic Union Rules Members Can 'Identify' As "Black" And "Disabled"
Universities Ramping Up Efforts to Exterminate All Conservative Professors
Teachers, Schools in Firing Line as Conservatives Rail Against 'leftist agenda'
Colorado Public Schools now Requiring Students to Role Play Child Sacrifice “poems” as Part of Rape Training Indoctrination
Indoctrinating Children to Hate.