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‘Everywhere Babies,’ a picture book celebrating infants, just got banned

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"The inspiration for the popular children’s picture book “Everywhere Babies” came to author Susan Meyers more than 25 years ago, after the birth of her first grandchild. It was around Christmas, she recalls, and she kept seeing Nativity scenes everywhere — baby Jesus embraced by his doting mother, surrounded by kindly visitors. Meyers, deeply smitten with her 5-month-old grandson, was struck by the everyday, extraordinary miracle of babies in their earliest months of life, how their development touches the lives of everyone around them. So she decided to write about it. Since its publication in 2001, “Everywhere Babies” — a whimsical, lyrical ode to infancy, illustrated by Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Marla Frazee — has become a staple of family bookshelves, a common recommendation in new parent groups, and a celebrated title on Best Books lists.

But for the first time in its history, “Everywhere Babies” was featured this week on an entirely different kind of list: The book was among dozens of works recently banned from public school libraries in Walton County, Fla. School district officials confirmed the removal of the books to WJHG-TV in Florida. Walton County School Superintendent Russell Hughes told the outlet that it was “necessary in this moment for me to make that decision and I did it for just a welfare of all involved, including our constituents, our teachers, and our students.”"

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I'm beginning to pity the Republican oppressors with their tragically stunted emotional development. Their abuse of power is horrifying.
 

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"The inspiration for the popular children’s picture book “Everywhere Babies” came to author Susan Meyers more than 25 years ago, after the birth of her first grandchild. It was around Christmas, she recalls, and she kept seeing Nativity scenes everywhere — baby Jesus embraced by his doting mother, surrounded by kindly visitors. Meyers, deeply smitten with her 5-month-old grandson, was struck by the everyday, extraordinary miracle of babies in their earliest months of life, how their development touches the lives of everyone around them. So she decided to write about it. Since its publication in 2001, “Everywhere Babies” — a whimsical, lyrical ode to infancy, illustrated by Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Marla Frazee — has become a staple of family bookshelves, a common recommendation in new parent groups, and a celebrated title on Best Books lists.

But for the first time in its history, “Everywhere Babies” was featured this week on an entirely different kind of list: The book was among dozens of works recently banned from public school libraries in Walton County, Fla. School district officials confirmed the removal of the books to WJHG-TV in Florida. Walton County School Superintendent Russell Hughes told the outlet that it was “necessary in this moment for me to make that decision and I did it for just a welfare of all involved, including our constituents, our teachers, and our students.”"

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I'm beginning to pity the Republican oppressors with their tragically stunted emotional development. Their abuse of power is horrifying.

For what reason? Nudity?
 

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Breastfeeding perhaps? Can't show babies eating, it just ain't fit for polite society!

That makes sense. I'm fine with not having pictures of babies breastfeeding in elementary school libraries.
 

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Maybe they thought that image was hurtful to the gay couples that cant have babies...or to the men pretending to be women that also cant have babies. I mean...really....the whole subject of babies is a delicate one where leftists are concerned. I dont suppose the book included colorful drawing of the babies that the leftists celebrate being slaughtered.
 

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Maybe they thought that image was hurtful to the gay couples that cant have babies...or to the men pretending to be women that also cant have babies. I mean...really....the whole subject of babies is a delicate one where leftists are concerned. I dont suppose the book included colorful drawing of the babies that the leftists celebrate being slaughtered.
I give you a B for effort on this troll post, but no, try again..
 

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If a school district makes a call like this, what do you think should happen (if anything)?
 
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