Seven books showcase LGBTQ+ curriculum being pushed on NYC kindergarteners and up

A familiar argument on the left during Virginia’s gubernatorial election, where now-Gov. Glenn Youngkin made critical race theory in the classroom a campaign issue, was that this radical concept was not being taught in schools. A similar argument was made when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took a stand recently on critical gender theory, signing a law banning sexual instruction in the classroom for K-3 students.

However, it’s becoming more and more clear the “end justifies the means” crowd on the left has declared victory in America’s institutes of higher learning and taken their Marxist-inspired traveling act to public schools.

An eye-opening example of this can be seen in New York City, where officials are pushing divisive racial theory, transgenderism and LGBTQ+ curriculum on children as young as kindergarten age.

Hannah Grossman, an associate editor at Fox News Digital, highlighted seven books that support the fears of many parents that their children are being indoctrinated in the classroom.

“New York City has a series of books in its Mosaic Independent Reading Collection that focuses on teaching children as young as first grade and Kindergarten about LGBTQ+ and other left-wing issues,” Grossman wrote. “The reading lists, which include titles on Greta Thunberg and Elizabeth Warren, were created by the NYC Department of Education Library services, according to the TeachingBooks website. The page can only be accessed internally through the DOE’s official login for students and teachers.”

Here are the seven books, along with Grossman’s accompanying description:

I’m Not a Girl: A Transgender Story – First-Grade Recommendation: The book discusses the journey of a transgender child, who people identify as a girl, longing to be seen as a boy.

Love is Love – First-Grade Recommendation: “I know lots of gay people. My teacher Mrs. Adams is gay. Police Chief Carter is gay[,] … Mayor Sanchez is gay. There are even lots of famous gay people. Singers and scientists and artists and athletes. My friend thinks we might have a gay president someday,” the book states.

When Aidan Became a Brother – Second-Grade Recommendation: The book explores the journey of a young boy named Aidan coming out as transgender. The book says, “When Aiden was born, everyone thought he was a girl. His parents gave him a pretty name … But as Aidan got bigger, he hated the sound of his name … He was really another kind of boy.”

Julian is a Mermaid – Kindergarten recommendation: The book by author Jessica Love describes a boy who wants to become a mermaid. During the book, the boy repeatedly strips down to his underwear. Later, he puts on lipstick and dons a headdress. He is then given costume jewelry before being taken to the NYC Mermaid Parade where he can freely express himself.

Our Skin: A First Conversation about Race — Kindergarten Recommendation: The book begins with an explanation of why discussions with young children about race are essential to fight against bias and stereotypes.

We Are Water Protectors – Kindergarten-Fifth recommendation: The book, written by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade, was created in response to the protests against the construction of the 1,172-mile-long underground [Dakota Access Pipeline].

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag – Second-Grade Recommendation: The book discusses gay rights activist Harvey Milk’s fight for equal rights, including his assassination.


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