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Sorry, kids: A new startup is releasing children’s books about “conservative icons.”

Jessie Gaynor

February 9, 2022, 4:07pm

To be clear, all children’s books that mythologize political figures are bad. (Sorry to the well-meaning relative that gifted my daughter a boxed set of “lil feminist” board books, but Cleopatra only “said girls rule” in the most literal sense.)

Still, even with the lowest of expectations, I’m especially horrified by the existence of “Heroes of Liberty,” a Fox News-approved startup creating children’s books about “conservative icons” including Ronald Reagan (because kids love mass incarceration), Thomas Sowell (because kids love economics), and Amy Coney Barrett (because kids love denying the bodily autonomy of the parent who birthed them. Okay, that one is actually true, in my experience).

Heroes of Liberty is a subscription service, so presumably at some point they will have to wade a little deeper into the already extremely shallow waters of “conservative icons” whose lives are appropriate for children to learn about. (In the unlikely event that this business survives, I look forward to checking out Ayn Rand: Easy Target for Book Twitter.) In the meantime, if you’re looking for books with terrifying covers, I recommend Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. While the images aren’t quite as scary as the ones in Amy Coney Barrett: A Justice and a Mother, at least they’re bone-chilling in the fun way.

[via Axios]

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