Heard About Pizza Hut’s ‘Woke’ Childrens’ Summer Reading Program?
What's eye-catching is that the suggested audience for some of these books, in particular, is Pre-K through 1st. to 3rd. Grade.
Pizza Hut features some very woke books for children
I started hearing some rumblings about this Pizza Hut Book It summer 2022 reading program via the Post Millenial, and a bit on the Glenn Beck program. So, I looked into it.
Pizza Hut sponsors this effort to get kids to read books, instead of just tapping on screens, which I agree is a good thing. However, some of their content is eyebrow-raising.
These offerings are found online.
In particular, one book catches your attention. It's called Be Amazing, A History of Pride. According to the Pizza Hut page:
"Desmond is Amazing shares the stories of the many brave people that have paved the way for the LGBTQ+ community and encourages readers to be themselves."
Okay, for older, more mature audiences, perhaps that's what some people wish to read. But this is a summer children's reading program and the suggested audience for this book is "Pre K-1" meaning very young children through 1st. grade.
Another such read is called Big Wig, which involves (apparently) a young boy who explores dressing up as a girl, and, as the website says:
"This wonderful read-aloud celebrates the universal childhood experience of dressing up and the confidence that comes with putting on a costume. And it goes further than that, acknowledging that sometimes dressing differently from what might be expected is how we become our truest and best selves." (underlined for emphasis).
This is a not-too-thinly veiled book about a child crossdresser, basically.
Its target audience is Pre-K through 3rd grade, according to the page.
Again, we have the freedom to indulge ourselves and our children with whatever we deem appropriate. But it's important to know what's being included in many child-targeted programs that on the surface appear to be rather benign.
You have the choice to either participate or ignore it. We're not looking to get Pizza Hut's program banned. But some of these "interesting" choices will certainly get parents' attention.
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