Articles by Deborah DeGroff


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.

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Social Justice Warriors

Are children being trained by adults to become activists? Are they qualified to take on these battles, or are they being exploited?

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Why Can't Children Just Be Children?

Even very young children seem to have strong feelings and opinions about controversial subjects. Are these ideas purposefully planted in the minds of children?

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The Shaping of a Child’s Worldview

Are books marketed for young readers neutral? You decide.

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Taking the Bait

Are children influenced by product placements in books? Today's children have substantial purchasing power.
How much, if any, impact do product placements have on children's spending or further reading material? 


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Storytime for Children

What about Drag Queen Story Hour? Should parents take their children to a library to be entertained?

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Targeting Preschoolers via Picture Books

Should picture books for three and four year olds address transgenderism and drag queens? Obviously, the publishers think so.

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Introducing Islam to Children Parts 2 and 3

In Parts 2 and 3, the question is posed as to whether children are deliberately led to specific conclusions about Palestinians and Israelis through kiddie books.

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Introducing Islam

Through the power of story books, children can be easily influenced to accept or reject certain ideologies.

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Jerome by Heart

Is this book for children four to eight years, "romance fiction" ?

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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909

Since Clara was twenty-three at the time of the 1909 strike, why does the author take such pains to imply that these workers—including Clara—were mere children?

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