The famous -- and soon to be infamous -- Scholastic Books has decided to include the pro-homosexual book for 9-12 year-olds, Luv Ya Bunches,
in its middle school book fairs. This troubling book is already in the
Scholastic Book Club catalogue, which is distributed to elementary
Because of the vociferous protests of homosexuals and a petition drive by the pro-homosexual organization Change.org, Scholastic Books has reversed its initial decision to exclude the book from their book fairs. It will now allow Luv Ya Bunches to be included at its middle school book fairs.
According to the Guardian, author Lauren Myracle
"who regularly makes the list of the most banned and challenged authors
in the US -- capitulated on the language, removing words such as
'geez', 'crap', 'sucks', and 'God', but refused to replace the lesbian
parents of her character Milla with a heterosexual couple." Scholastic
Books includes Luv Ya Bunches on it's "Teacher's Picks" page as one of the "Best Books" for grades 3-5.
Change.org describes Scholastic Books as "one of the largest education
publishers in the world with broad influence over the reading materials
of children everywhere. . . .These are the same book fairs that have
reach [sic] to millions of schoolchildren nationwide." Clearly,
homosexual activists recognize the potential Scholastic Books has to
transform the views of impressionable children.
IFI is urging parents to notify your children's schools that because Luv Ya Bunches is listed in the Scholastic Book Club catalogue, the catalogue is not to be distributed to your child and that you will not be ordering any books from Scholastic Books. (Click HERE for a sample message that you can edit, customize, print and send.)
In addition, notify your children's school that if Luv Ya Bunches will be included at the Scholastic Book Fair, your child is not to be taken to the fair during or after school hours.
Finally, send emails to Scholastic Books management to inform them that
as long as they are carrying books that affirm homosexuality as moral,
you will not purchase books from them:
Richard Robinson (Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer)
Maureen O'Connell (Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer)
Ernest Fleishman (Senior Vice President of Education and Corporate Relations)