(TheConservativeNews.org) – The American Girl company is facing outrage over a book that promotes transgenderism to young girls.
“A Smart Girl’s Guide: Body Image” was released on Nov. 1, targeting children three through 12. The book contains advice on changing gender without parents’ blessings to teach pre-teen girls “to live comfortably in their own skin.”
Feedback to the book, which was first announced in February, has been critical. Mattel did not promote the book on its official Instagram page but released a press statement saying, “Every girl needs to learn to live comfortably in her own skin, and this book will show the way!”
The book was authored by Mel Hammond and is currently on store shelves around the nation. She started working at the company in 2019, according to her LinkedIn profile.
In 2021, she wrote a book named “Love the Earth” under the American Girl Doll brand. The book was focused exclusively on climate change.
Hammond spoke about the book in an interview with American Girl Doll News, saying, “I love educating people about the climate crisis, which is why this book was so much fun to write. I enjoy talking about climate change issues and sharing this book with neighbors, friends, and family.”
The release of her book comes amid a wave of increasingly “woke” content from the American Girl brand.
Earlier this year, its parent company Mattel, released a transgender Barbie doll. American Girl sells more than 30 million dolls a year. The company has yet to release a statement on its latest book.
The book normalizes being transgender, pushing puberty blockers upon children.
It read: “Parts of your body may make you feel uncomfortable and you may want to change the way you look.”
It then advises children: “You can appreciate your body for everything it allows you to experience and still want to change certain things about it.”
On the same page, the book recommends using puberty blockers, telling girls to seek them out from doctors if they feel confused about their gender but are not physically ready to undergo hormone therapy.
The book reads, “If you haven’t gone through puberty yet, the doctor might offer medicine to delay your body’s changes, giving you more time to think about your gender identity.”
It goes on to provide a list of resources for organizations the children can turn to “if you don’t have an adult you trust.”