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When I hosted "" on Fox News Channel last month I interviewed an amazing guest named Helen Raleigh.
Raleigh grew up inand wrote a very in The Federalist after woke liberals decided to cancel Dr. Seuss.
When Raleigh immigrated to the United States from, one of the things she most loved about America was children's literature. She loved how American children's stories were full of optimism. They were fun and whimsical and encouraged children to dream and use their imagination.
It was so different from the dark, ideologically Marxist children's stories she was exposed to in communist.
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As a Chinese immigrant, Helen is deeply worried that political correctness, cancel culture, and the woke gatekeepers of America's publishing world are cultivating the same propaganda literature of her Marxist homeland.
One of the few silver linings of the pandemic is that parents of all political persuasions across America are beginning to wake up to the indoctrination their children are being exposed to through their teachers, librarians, textbooks, cartoons, movies, and social media.
The death of George Floyd suddenly made BLM Inc. mainstream and rich, and the organization wasted no time churning out school curricula as fast as they could. After all, progressive Saul Alinsky acolytes know to never let a crisis go to waste. But with schools shut down and children forced to Zoom from home, parents began to see the toxicity ofup close.
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Frustrated and feeling helpless, parents finally started showing up at school board meetings andout of woke schools that were teaching them to hate their country, each other, and if they are white, themselves.
This is all good. But as parents focus on their schools and the usual Hollywood and Big Tech suspects, the gatekeepers of America’s children’s literature – publishers, editors, and big box bookstores like Amazon and Barnes and Noble -- fly under the radar.
They decide what gets published, cancelled, or "suggested" to you when you are shopping for children’s books online.
It is no coincidence that racial huckster Ibrahim Kendi’s books "Antiracist Baby" and Chelsea Clinton’s "She Persisted" are displayed prominently at your local bookstore’s children’s lit section.
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Vice President Kamala Harris’ ode to herself, "Superheroes are Everywhere" even wound up in children’s detention centers at our southern border. No journalist has bothered to figure out how or who paid for them to be distributed to children who endured enough trauma crossing the desert and the Rio Grande.
It’s even moreconsidering Harris has paid zero attention to these children, their tragic journeys and the entire human rights crisis at the border that she helped create and was assigned to fix.
I had first-hand experience with the woke curators of what our children read when I wrote my first children’s book, "," a story about a little Hispanic girl who falls in love with the beautiful statue on top of the U.S. Capitol.
My agent garnered early interest in my book from two prominent publishing houses. However, it was clear from the start that the editors struggled with the story’s patriotic message. Then came the unexpected election of Donald Trump in November of 2016. Not long after the election, one of the editors ghosted us.
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After Trump’s January inauguration and the subsequent "Women’s March," the other publisher sent my agent a letter saying "I should have seen this sooner, but I think the way that things have unfolded in our nation over the past two months is part of what helped me see this. I am looking for something much more substantive and profound, something that goes beyond just blanket-patriotic notions of ‘freedom.’ I’m not sure kids really understand what that means. Just saying other countries are ‘not’ free and we "are" is an oversimplified message that doesn't make sense to me in the complex state of the world today. We will be leaving this nation in our children's hands, and it is not too early to start educating them in a substantive way."
Determined to get my book released, I turned to a conservative publishing house, Regnery, who embraced my book and its message. While my book has flourished through my personal promotion of it on predominantly conservative platforms, the mainstream publishing world ignored it.
Only liberal authors who meet the narrow woke definition of diversity are published or promoted. For them, "inclusion," ironically, does not include authors who don’t agree with their politics or world view, particularly about America.
Books with traditional or conservative messages are deliberately excluded. Most troubling is that today, in the name of racial and historical "sensitivity," books that are culturally important to America, ones that once shaped our children’s minds, such as "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "Little House on the Prairie," "To Kill a Mockingbird" and Dr. Seuss are being cancelled and outright banned.
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It’s all part of the radical left’s cultural revolution to break the bonds – in this case literary bonds – that connect us to our past. Forgetting and banning our past reinforces the notion that our history is systemically racist and in need of remaking.
As an avid life-long collector of children’s books and a mom who loves to read to her own children, Raleigh’s answer to this disturbing trend resonated with me.
One solution, she explained, is to create your own "Freedom Library" at home. How do you start? "It’s easy!" says Raleigh. Start with all the books progressives want to ban. With America’s librarians and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos leading the charge in literary censorship, I suggest quickly purchasing those little treasures you grew up reading and loving quickly, before some make-work diversity "non-profit" decides "Treasure Island" or Nancy Drew are too offensive.
During our "Primetime" interview, I asked Raleigh to give me her list of books for a freedom library. In addition, I have my own list to add to her essential children’s books that every parent or grandparent should introduce to the young, curious and impressionable minds in their lives.
Some have a liberty point of view, but others, like Dr. Seuss and Peter Pan, are just plain fun, and therefore also in danger of being cancelled by the humorless, politically correct censors of our time who see racism and sexism everywhere.
Unfortunately, the tech gods (or maybe the CCP ha ha!) cut Raleigh’s interview with me short and the complete list never made it on the show.
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After the interview, hundreds of viewers wrote to me requesting I republish the list. As school ends and summer approaches, I can’t think of a better time to start a Freedom Library and get your kids and grandkids reading the beautiful classic books they won’t be assigned in school and that should never be subjected to the narrow-minded, neo-Marxist censors of our time.
All books by Dr. Seuss
The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
"Little House" books, Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Adventures of Tin Tin
(actually written by Helen)
, Adam Smith. Smith was in his hometown.
All books by Shakespeare
All books by Mark Twain
All books by Ayn Rand
Frank Dikötter'son the horrors of socialism in China
Robert Conquest'son Stalin's brutal purge
Yang Jisheng'sI wrote a about it.
All books by C.S. Lewis
Anything Dr. Seuss
A Treasury of Children’s Literature, Armand Eisen
The Little Red Hen
The Nancy Drew Series, Carolyn Keene
The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien
The Mad Scientist Club, Bertrand Brinley
Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien
Lord of the Flies, William Golding
Olivia, Ian Falconer
Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendack
Johnny Termain, Esther Hoskins Forbes
Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White
Heidi, Johanna Spyri
Hatchet, Gary Paulsen
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
Paul Bunyan, the Blue Ox and other Tall Tales
Paloma Wants to be Lady Freedom, Rachel Campos-Duffy
1984, George Orwell
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
Curious George Classic Collection, H. A. Rey
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, Brian Kilmeade
Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls
The Penderwicks, Jeanne Birdsall
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Fredrick Douglass
Will Wilder Series, Raymond Arroyo
Hermie, Max Lucado
Tiki Tiki Tembo, Arlene Mosel
Shiloh, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Old Yeller, Fred Gipson
The Dangerous Book For Boys, Conn Iggulden
The Daring Book For Girls, Andrea J Buchanan
The Odyssey, Homer
The Call of the Wild, Jack London
My Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
Chinese Girl in the Ghetto, Ying Ma
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
The Rush Revere series, Rush Limbaugh
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