The American Girl brand, best known for its iconic dolls, has come under fire for a new book that promotes puberty blockers and hides “gender identity” from parents.
a book entitled Smart Girl’s Guide: Body Image is written by a far-left activist and marketed to children ages 3 to 12.
After the book hit the market on November 1st, parents began to realize the radical gender ideology hidden in the once wholesome brand’s book.
“If you haven’t hit puberty yet, your doctor may recommend medications that slow down changes in your body, giving you more time to think about your gender identity,” says a passage in the book. “You can appreciate all that your body can experience, but you still want to change certain things about your body.”
The book also provides resources to transgender-related organizations for children who do not have a “trusted adult.”
“If you don’t have an adult you can trust, there are organizations across the country that can help. See our resource on page 95 for more information,” the book says.
American Girl proudly announced the book in a press release earlier this month.
“Every girl needs to learn to live comfortably in their own skin and this book will show you how!” said the press release. “These pages will teach girls what they need to know about loving their unique selves, staying confident with their many changes, and appreciating their bodies for living. Filled with activities, tips, crafts and real girl stories, this book is a reminder that every body deserves love and respect.”
Author Mel Hammond lists her pronouns as “she/her” on LinkedIn. She previously wrote a book on climate change for American Girl.
Many parents have voiced their complaints on the company’s Facebook page.
“Long time customer here… sadly we have run out of AG. Very sad,” a woman named Jacqueline Christine commented on the brand’s Facebook page.
Another mother, Tamara Wess, responded to her: She still remembers her excitement when she got her first AG Doll when she was little. I love buying their stuff for my daughters. But I want to buy dolls for my kids…not a book about how to change gender. They need to focus on what their parents want from them: toys. ”
Others expressed their disappointment in comments on the book’s Amazon page.
“A book encouraging children to take puberty blockers (known to cause infertility and increase cancer risk) if they don’t feel right in their skin,” wrote one user. “And give them the resources to do so behind their parents’ backs? I do not have a reason.
Another said, “Doctors don’t assign your gender at birth. If not, would you provide resources?Sick!!This book should teach girls how to be happy in their girl bodies and how to embrace it and be proud of being girls. is.”
Timcast has reached out to American Girl for comment on the content of the book.