Rush Limbaugh has directed his hordes to attack the nonprofit bookstore run by Teaching for Change. Believe it or not, he thinks they’re racist for promoting books by people of color!
This is exclusionary, it’s racist, it’s bigoted, and it’s the opposite of everything they claim to be. And it’s exactly what they accuse us of being. They claim that they’re tolerant. They claim they’re open-minded. They claim that they are colorblind and all that. They are the most bigoted, racist people.
You can read all about it over at the TFC blog, OR you can show your support by purchasing more multicultural books from them! All of my titles are available on their website and I know you can get Max Loves Muñecas! in the D.C. store. You can’t really reason with online trolls but you can put your money where your mouth is…
Many thanks to Lyn Miller-Lachmann who gave my new titles a fabulous review over at The Pirate Tree: Social Justice & Children’s Literature:
I applaud Zetta’s initiative to bring out a solid trio of books that appeals to diverse readers and has the depth to generate valuable discussion among all young readers and their parents and teachers. These are not “more of the same” but fresh, imaginative writing that crosses both genres and age groups. Hopefully, these books will lead to more efforts by experienced authors to bring out quality work that has not yet found support within traditional channels.
Rush Limbaugh has a pretty big platform but that doesn’t mean we can’t fight back in our own small way. Spread the word!