Brave Irene gets caught in a snow storm while running an errand for her mother. The story is about how she buried in the snow and considers giving up. "Why not just freeze to death, she thought and let all these troubles end? Why not? She was already buried?"
Really? You want first graders to read that? Isn't the world already a scary enough place with masks and quarantines? Moms for Liberty of Williamson County, Tennessee reviewed Brave Irene and the Wit and Wisdom curriculum built around it and other first grade books. Here's our report.
First graders are swamped with a tidal wave of negative emotions while studying a book titled "Feelings" over five day period. The repeated exposure to dark thoughts and the focus on the negative day after day prompted Moms for Liberty to give a "thumbs down" to this book and the Wit and Wisdom curriculum build around it. See why.
In "Sea Horse, The Shyest Fish in Sea," first graders learn the mating positions of the Sea Horse, how Sea Horses give birth and the fact that it's the male who actually gives birth. The lesson includes this quote: "We humans tend to think of who we are as mostly fixed, but in the ocean, identity can be a fluid and mysterious thing." Really? They're pushing "gender fluidity" on first graders! How preposterous! Watch this report to learn more.
When Leah Childers' granddaughter came home from school one day and said "I don't like some kinds of white people," the family was dismayed but curious. Who gave her that idea? Her teacher, she said. Leah is a fierce American patriot who believes all things are possible in our country. A believer in the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., she's a vocal opponent of Critical Race Theory. Here's our story.