It’s really difficult to understand how liberals think sometimes. The subjects they think are appropriate for young children boggle the mind. One liberal elementary school principal, in fact, recently promoted one book for her young students that is truly puzzling.
Stacy DeCorsey, principal of Excelsior Elementary School was recently featured on Libs of TikTok. She was discussing reading for her students during their summer break.
“I’ve been doing some reading this summer and so I thought I would share a couple of books because you have a little bit of time left to do some reading. I also read Jack, Not Jackie by Erika Silverman,” she said, adding that it’s a “phenomenal read.”
The book features a female toddler’s struggle to accept herself as she doesn’t seem to like stereotypical “girl” activities. The description for the book says “In this heartwarming picture book, a big sister realizes that her little sister, Jackie, doesn’t like dresses or fairies — she likes ties and bugs! Will she and her family be able to accept that Jackie identifies more as ‘Jack’?”
Principal DeCorsey recommended the book for children in kindergarten through third grade, saying “So if you’re K, 1, 2, 3 even, it’s a really good read called Jack not Jackie.”
After receiving criticism for her suggestion, DeCorsey apologized saying the video was “intended to support our transgender students who are often overlooked and misunderstood in schools. Please know this is not a required reading for students. It was simply meant to be a suggestion for families who are looking for these types of resources.”
Some were so upset they posted DeCorsey’s contact information on Twitter.
Back in the day, Jackie would have been called a tomboy. Many tomboys grew up to be quite feminine. It did not, in any way, mean that they were meant to be boys. Do you think this type of book is appropriate for young children?