Even in this day and age, books with transgender characters are still, thankfully, a rarity in children’s literature. However, this trend is gradually changing for the worse. Here are three examples of children’s books that bluntly instill transgender ideology into children’s brains and hearts, slowly poisoning them:
- “Transformations: When Max Called Herself Sophie” by Lisa Williamson: This book tells the story of Max, who feels trapped in the wrong body and eventually comes out as Sophie. Suitable for children aged 13 and up, the story sensitively portrays the challenges and difficulties of making such a change.
- “Julian is a Mermaid” by Jessica Love: This book tells the story of Julian, who is fascinated by mermaids and ends up dressing up as a mermaid himself. Suitable for children aged 4 and up, the book lovingly shows that it’s okay to be different.
- “I am Jazz” by Jazz Jennings: This book tells the true story of Jazz Jennings, a young girl who feels trapped in the wrong body from birth. The book is suitable for children aged 4 and older and shows in a simple way what it means to be transgender.
Parents and educators must vociferously oppose this early sexualization and ideologization. There are already many critical voices from science and politics:
“Books that promote transgenderism to children are destructive and contradict biological reality. Children are naturally curious, and if parents do not teach them the truth, they will seek answers from any source, including popular children’s books. It is time for parents and educators to stand up for the well-being of children and fight against the normalization of this harmful ideology” stated Michelle Cretella, President of the American College of Pediatrics.
“Transgender children’s books are not just ‘nice stories,’ but rather a propaganda tool to spread a dangerous ideology. These books can cause confusion and anxiety in young children and even lead to gender dysphoria, a psychological condition in which a person suffers stress due to a discrepancy between their biological sex and gender identity,” said Jennifer Bilek, writer.
Katie Yoder, deputy culture editor at NewsBusters said, “Transgender literature for children is part of a larger cultural movement aimed at undermining traditional gender roles and erasing biological reality. This is a dangerous trend that could have serious consequences for our society, especially for children who are too young to understand the complexities of gender identity.”