A new children’s book series seeks to help conservative parents combat what they believe to be “unhealthy messaging” their kids are being exposed to at school or through popular children’s entertainment outlets.
The new publishing company Brave Books this summer began releasing books that seek to empower “this generation’s youth with conservative values so that the next generation will be filled with strong and discerning leaders.” The series, which launched in July, aims to push back against abortion, euthanasia, gender identity, communism, critical race theory and cancel culture, among other mainstream progressive ideas.
Going forward, Brave Books will release a “new book every month authored by a different conservative icon,” including Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, conservative stand-up comedians the Hodgetwins and conservative commentator Dana Loesch.
Released last month, the second book in the series was written by outspoken Christian conservative blogger Elizabeth Johnston, a homeschooling mother of 10 also known as the “Activist Mommy.”
Her new book, Little Lives Matter, attempts to instill respect for human life in young people and combat efforts to expose children to “unhealthy messaging.”
Johnston describes the book as a “pro-life children’s picture book for ages 1 to 11.”
The book tells the story of a bear and her beloved son, Mobi, and how the mother bear “won’t give up even when Culture the Vulture offers her an easier life.”
“I am increasingly alarmed by the harmful messaging that we see in libraries, in public schools and on social media,” Johnston told The Christian Post of her reasons for writing the book.
She cited books like Feminist Baby, I am Jazz and The GayBCs as examples of “unhealthy messaging” that is “really damaging for kids.”
“We are tired of complaining about it and decided to do something about it,” she added.
“Little Lives Matter doesn’t even talk about abortion. It is about a baby bear named Mobi, who is born with only one front paw. And Culture the Vulture is the villain of the book,” she explained. “It’s so cute, and he is trying to lie and convince mom that Mobi’s life has no value because he’s missing his front paw.”
While Culture the Vulture’s efforts to convince Mobi’s mother that his life has no value fail, the antagonist re-enters at the end of the book “trying to convince Mobi that his elderly mother’s life has no value.”
Johnston said she hopes the book will teach children the importance of unconditional love by addressing “the value of unborn life, the value of life for the disabled and the value of life for the elderly since we know that euthanasia is on the rise across the globe.”
Johnston told CP that “because we know that websites and stores like Barnes & Noble and Amazon will cancel books that are not in line with their radical leftist values,” her book and all other books published by Brave Books are only available for purchase on the publishing company’s website.
“We have created a book series that’s … uncancellable by having it on our own website,” she said. “So we are not looking to be in those big-box retail stores because they cancel books like ours that promote our conservative values.”
Johnston’s book also includes activities, games and discussion questions in addition to “scriptures [on] the back.”
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