Brainwashed by Children’s Lit
Democrat, republican, independent – no matter the party, this is a bit over the top.
Earlier in the week I was surprised to find a picture book that explains to children why their moms have tattoos. Somehow that seems tame in comparison to the following books that, with the help of slightly brainwash-y tactics, explain why mom and dad are democrats.
Let’s crack the covers. Take a look at the picture below – the animals of the forest coming together to fight a fire. Has there ever been a more sweet and innocent image ever committed to the page?
Wait a minute. Take a closer look:
Hmm. Alright, I can support that statement. I mean, there are plenty of groups who are pro firefighters and police, but I can see where they’re coming from. Next page:
Okay, getting a little strange. There’s gotta be more to it than this though. Next page:
Wait, there’s really nothing more to it than this? Next page!
(Rubbing eyes) What does that say? Zoom in:
Oh, good, they’re moving on to some different topics. I was beginning to feel like this was just an outright attempt to indoctrina…
I was wrong.
(Top Image: ‘Gray matters‘
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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