This article examines some lessons learned in an award-winning young adult book.
Reality is defined as: "the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them." Reality is not subjective.
Are children being trained by adults to become activists? Are they qualified to take on these battles, or are they being exploited?
Even very young children seem to have strong feelings and opinions about controversial subjects. Are these ideas purposefully planted in the minds of children?
Are books marketed for young readers neutral? You decide.
What about Drag Queen Story Hour? Should parents take their children to a library to be entertained?
Our youth seem to have strong political viewpoints these days. Is it from a careful study of our history and our Constitution, or are they being politicized?
Should picture books for three and four year olds address transgenderism and drag queens? Obviously, the publishers think so.
How could children possibly become college and career ready—or even prepared for junior high school—without the knowledge and understanding of hormone therapy?