(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Public schools of the state of Maine recently added a graphic novel on “news literacy” to their shelves that not-so-subtly proposed mainstream news as an alternative for parental authority.
The National Literacy Project recommended Killer Underwear Invasion: How to spot fake news, disinformation & conspiracy theories, in a partnership with Maine’s Department of Education to inform students about trustworthy news sources, according to the Maine Wire.
The book, published by ultra-woke Chronicle Books, appears to be part of a bizarre and vaguely disturbing trend of groomer-friendly kids-literature that seeks to indoctrinate children with leftist political propaganda and softcore sexual inuendo at the same time.
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ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and other big media outlets partnered with Killer Underwear Invasion author Elise Gravel to promote the work.
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— Raincoast Books (@RaincoastBooks) October 5, 2022
The multi-chapter book delves into the definition of “fake news,” the perceived reasons bad actors created fake news, how to tell the difference between fake and real news and why disinformation was so harmful.
At one point, a character named Galbinus publishes a blog questioning claims made by doctors, leading to disaster for his readership.
In the next passage another character watching “Wolf News” viewes a segment on the dangers of toothpaste, echoing the sentiments on the evils of fluoride-riddled toiletries.
The book also gently implies that separation from family and friends over differences in opinion is natural—though admittedly very difficult.
“It can also be SUPER HARD not to believe fake news when our family or friends believe it,” the book tells its intended audience of children ages 8 to 12 over an illustration of sentient, hat-wearing blobs discussing topical political issues.
The book goes on to recommend listening to journalists, reporters, fact checkers and other various experts for viable information.
“When a majority of experts and scientists agree on a topic, there’s a good chance that they’re right,” the book claims using a statistic claiming that 98% of scientists say climate change is real as an example.
The author does not provide a source for this statistic in the book.
The book also hosts a blonde jelly bean character in a suit in the section about fake news, making a thinly-veiled reference to President Donald Trump.
At least 10 Maine elementary schools have added this book to their libraries.
It conveniently comes with its own Educator Guide for teachers who want to tackle the sensitive topic with their young charges but do not wish to craft their own lesson plans.