When I walked into the store, I decided that I should first check the children's section to see if there were any cute books or games for my nephews. After all, it's more fun to spend money on them than on myself! I wandered over to the shelves marked "Religion" inside of the children's area just to see what passed for religious material for our country's youngest readers. I was shocked when my eyes rested on a book entitled, My Princess Boy. "Surely I am misreading this," I thought, so I pulled one of the books off of the shelf. There were at least 10 copies sitting there together, so it wasn't as if the book was mistakenly placed on the "Religion" shelf--it was there deliberately. Sadly, I did not misread the title. It is indeed a book about a woman's young son who enjoys dressing up in "girly" clothes and shopping for things pink and glittery. Most importantly, it was about tolerance and acceptance of this behavior. With the help of my camera phone, I thought I'd share a few shots with you so you can get an honest picture of what this book is teaching.
|I apologize for the glare--it has a very shiny cover!|