children’s book with a hug illustration sea horse Too hot for kids to handle and should be banned from elementary schools in Williamson County, Tennessee, a of the conservative group moms for liberty emphasizes.
“Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea” includes steamy passages like this: “They wiggle their tails together and gently wiggle them around, changing colors until they match. . . . They both dance till sunset and then she lays her eggs in his pouch.”
Moms for Liberty also wants public schools in the county, just outside Nashville, to dig up a story about Johnny Appleseed because it’s “dark”, And as opposed to a book about hurricanes because “the first grade is too young to hear about the potentially devastating effects of hurricanes.” A book about Martin Luther King Jr. is too divisive, moms complained earlier this year in an 11-page letter to the state board of education, Reuters reported. The head of the local has no children in public schools.
The group in Williamson County has 31 books that are objected to.
“some books should be completely removedA representative for Moms for Liberty wrote in an email to the Daily Beast. “Some books are objectionable simply because of how they are presented through the attached teacher manuals. … some books would be better suited for higher grade levels because of their age inappropriate content.”
The seahorse book might be suitable for eighth graders, she said.