On Sunday, Maricopa County–Arizona’s most populous county, and not an exceptionally liberal one–told its residents via Twitter to “take time to educate yourself and others about the history of LGBTQ rights in America.” They then linked to a list from the Maricopa County Library District, advising viewers to “[w]elcome these LGBTQ-themed titles into your summer reading plans”.
Among the selected books were sections titled “adult,” “teen,” and to nobody’s surprise, “juvenile” and “picture books.”
AZ Free News reported on the titles and summaries of these books. Some ‘highlights’ for those under the age of ten were “Twas the Night Before Pride” by Joanna McClintick (a story about families preparing for a pride parade), “What Are Your Words” by Katherine Locke (an introduction to “gender-inclusive pronouns”), and “It Feels Good to Be Yourself” by Theresa Thorn (a book about gender identity and transgenderism).
Though a host of critics have lambasted the post, as of Wednesday, it remains on the county’s Twitter account.
Incidents like these reflect why people, especially parents, have a duty to engage with their local government. If one isn’t aware of the content their politicians, school districts, and even rather twisted librarians are pushing, these entities will never be held accountable.
If nothing else, this incident should demonstrate that woke lunacy like this is coming to a town near you.
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