Teachers at a public elementary school in Massachusetts read books to students that promote transgenderism, Critical Race Theory, and other principles of the Left’s agenda to their 4-11 year old students weekly, according to an email thread received through Young America’s Foundation’s Campus Bias Tip Line.
Concerned mother Jeannette Sullivan told YAF that she only became aware of the presence of inappropriate books when she noticed them on a bookshelf in the school’s foyer while waiting to pick up her six-year-old daughter from James Tansey Elementary School.
A collection of dozens of woke picture books are available for students and teachers to obtain.
One of the books, “I Am Jazz,” written by Jazz Jennings, explicitly promotes transgenderism to children.
“I have a girl brain but a boy body. This is called transgender. I was born this way!” a cartoonized version of Jennings proclaims to her young, impressionable readers.
Another title in the school’s SEL collection, “Julian is a Mermaid,” aims to “help students understand that we cannot know how someone identifies (transgender, non-binary, cisgender, etc.) unless they specifically share that with us,” according to a lesson plan published by the Human Rights Campaign.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ children’s book, “Superheroes are Everywhere,” is displayed front-and-center on the book shelf.
“The Fall River Public Schools prides themselves for choosing curriculum materials that give each child the ability to understand who they are,” Erek Bratt, principal of Tansey Elementary School, sent in response to an email from Sullivan.
“Teachers also bring the books from our SEL [Social and Emotional Learning] library into the classroom on days such as ‘Tolerance Tuesdays’ where classrooms may read things like ‘I am Jazz’ to promote inclusiveness and acceptance throughout Tansey,” the principal’s email continued.
Bratt concluded his email by stating that he will not be removing the books.
Sullivan says she’s concerned that the presence of these books in her daughter’s elementary school will do irreparable damage to her daughter’s wellbeing:
“I’m afraid that these woke people will try to confuse her and convince her that she’s trans or non-binary,” she told YAF.
This isn’t the first time that Young America’s Foundation has exposed these sorts of situations–last year, “I Am Jazz” was read to a class of first-graders in Washington. Just months ago, YAF activists brought the presence of pornographic novels in the young adult section of a rural Illinois public library to the forefront of the town mayor’s attention. As unfortunate as it is that these materials have made their way into schools and libraries across America, the good news is that parents are taking action and getting results.
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