Could an elephant actually “transition” into being a bird, if he wanted to badly enough?
A new conservative publishing house is using that question in trying to counter a tide of “wokeness” in popular culture, which teaches children that they can change their gender through surgery, chemicals and wishful thinking.
With its release Elephants Are Not Birds, Brave Books is offering parents “a conservative alternative to the current cultural activism that our children are being taught in schools, in the entertainment they watch and the books they read,” their website states.
Elephants Are Not Birds is about an elephant named Kevin, who enjoys singing. A vulture, interestingly named Culture, tells him that he sings so well that he must be something other than what he actually is: namely, a bird. Culture gives Kevin a pair of wings and a beak to wear, and Kevin struggles to live as one cultural stereotype after rejecting another cultural stereotype.
The book is an attempt to push back against a huge cultural push to establish transgenderism, said young author Ashley St. Clair.
“You get special attention now in the classroom if you say, ‘Hey my name is not Billy, it’s Amanda,’” St. Clair, 22, was quoted as saying by The New York Post. “I am going to have a little boy in November, and it’s scary to think he could come home and say, ‘My friends all identify as something else and that’s how I feel’ and have my son crying because he’s not put on hormone replacement therapy.”
Company CEO Trent Talbot said he came up with the idea of Brave Books when he started to notice “that there is a real war going on for the hearts and minds of our kids. And everywhere I looked was propaganda.”
The Montgomery, Texas ophthalmologist pointed to Ibram X. Kendi’s picture book, Antiracist Baby, which urges parents and kids to “make equity a reality,” as content that isn’t appropriate for kids.
“Once my eyes were open I was seeing it everywhere and I couldn’t unsee it,” he said. “I thought there was a need for books that could help parents teach the values they hold dear.”
Brave Books is selling directly from its website, offering a book a month for a $12.99 yearly subscription.