We're in Texas.
It hasn't been banned.
Nobody's boycotted it (that I know of ;)
The local government has chosen it for people to read.
This is wonderful news.
My Princess Boy is written in simple words. It is about loving and accepting your children and your friends, who feel more comfortable, for whatever reason, dressing up in clothes or colors that are typically assigned to the opposite gender. It is about unconditional love and acceptance for children who don't quite fit in. And for not judging them based on those differences. How good is it to have a book that introduces this subject in a very gentle way, so that we can start this discussion with our young ones, and open their hearts early on?
Here is my discussion of this book with Lucy:
Me: Lucy, what do you think this book is about?
Lucy: I think it's about not judging a book by it's cover.
Me: Yes. So what if there were a boy in your classroom, who liked to wear dresses, or pink girly colors?
Lucy: Well, I would think it would be a little strange. But I would be nice to him and treat him well, as long as he was a nice boy too.
This book is a double whammy for my diversity inspired blog, not only for the subject matter, but for the fact that it is a brown skinned family. The subject has got to be an even bigger taboo in that culture.
Kudos to the author for taking on this challenge!