“American Girl” Book Promotes Transgenderism

“A colorful new American Girl book marketed to girls as young as 10 has sparked a backlash among parents for its promotion of transgenderism. A Smart Girl’s Guide: Body Image Book, which American Girl says is appropriate for children ages 10 and up, supposedly tells readers what ‘every girl needs to learn to live comfortably in her own skin’. With colorful, kid-like illustrations, the book tells girls that the ‘way you show your gender to the world through clothes and behaviors is your gender expressionYour gender expression can be feminine, masculine, or somewhere in between–and it might change! Maybe you’ll experiment with bright dresses and long, feminine hairstyles,’ the book says. ‘Or you might try baggy shorts, plaid shirts, and a buzzed haircut. Your gender expression should make you feel at home in your body.’ The book then explores transgenderism. ‘While gender expression is what you show on the outside, gender identity is how you feel on the inside–a girl, a boy, or someone who doesn’t fit into either category. Some people don’t feel like a girl or a boy inside–which is totally OK! People in this group are usually called nonbinary and might use a pronoun like they instead of he or she.’ The American Girls book also promotes puberty blockers. ‘If you haven’t gone through puberty yet, the doctor might offer medicine to delay your body’s changes, giving you more time to think about your gender identity,’ the book says. The book also tells these young, impressionable girls to seek these treatments without parental consent. ‘If you don’t have an adult you trust, there are organizations across the country that can help you. Turn to the resources on page 95 for more information.’”

“American Girl Book Angers Parents,” Christian Headlines, Dec. 9, 2022