Woke Publishers Target Children's Classics
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One of Britain's biggest publishers is urging parents to ditch much-loved children's classic story books and switch to 'woke' books which preach about LGBTQ+ issues or climate change.
The move comes after Oxford University Press research found that nearly two thirds (63 per cent) of UK parents prefer to read their children books they enjoyed in their own childhood, rather than choosing newer titles.
Many parents enjoy turning to classic writers such as Beatrix Potter, Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl, but Oxford University Press (OUP) is urging parents to 'broaden the types of books' they pick at story time 'to prompt questions and build greater understanding of global issues'.
Now the OUP has put together a list of books that it recommends to help children learn about 'wider society', including topics such as diversity, homelessness and the environment.
These include The Pirate Mums by Jodie Lancet-Grant, about a boy whose mothers are both pirates, and Max Takes A Stand by Tim Allman, about a child trying to save the planet.
Nigel Portwood, OUP chief executive, says that reading is a 'valuable tool' to help children 'understand societal issues'.
The truly heartening thing is that sales figures for the left's preachy, unnatural drivel are desperately low. We reckon that Peter Rabbit is safe for a long time to come!