Conservative Publisher Brave Books Launches Anti-Trans Children’s Book ‘Elephants Are Not Birds’

A new conservative publisher launches an anti-transgender children’s book.

Brave Books’ first book, called Elephants are Not Birds, follows an elephant named Kevin and a vulture named Culture who tries to convince him that he is actually a bird because he can sing well.

The vulture gives Kevin a beak and wings to wear – though the elephant struggles to live like a bird despite identifying as a bird, a clear swipe at children who identify as a gender different from their own.

The book was written by right-wing commentator Ashley St. Clair, who was previously dumped by Turning Point USA as a brand ambassador when she was portrayed with white nationalists and anti-Semites.

Brave Books’ first book follows an elephant named Kevin and a vulture named Culture who tries to convince him that he is actually a bird because he can sing well.

The vulture gives Kevin a beak and wings to wear - as he transitions into his life as a bird

The vulture gives Kevin a beak and wings to wear – as he transitions into his life as a bird

The elephant struggles to live like a bird, despite identifying as a bird vogel

The elephant struggles to live like a bird, despite identifying as a bird vogel

The book is an obvious swipe at children who identify as a gender other than their own

The book is an obvious swipe at children who identify as a gender other than their own

The anti-trans book was written by right-wing commentator Ashley St. Clair

The anti-trans book was written by right-wing commentator Ashley St. Clair

She was previously dumped as a brand ambassador by Turning Point USA when she was portrayed with white nationalists and anti-Semites

She was previously dumped as a brand ambassador by Turning Point USA when she was portrayed with white nationalists and anti-Semites

“I hope the values ​​taught in the book can curb what I call ‘transgender by proxy’ cases, where kids get the confusing idea of ​​unlimited and interchangeable genders and get the idea that they’re suddenly trans,” St Clair, 22, told DailyMail.com.

The term “transgender by proxy” is not supported by scientific or psychological evidence.

Describing the plot of the book, St. Clair said Kevin eventually “realizes that he is better the way he was made and that he likes to sing and still be an elephant.”

“But I believe the whole concept of transgenderism is confusing for children and ultimately harmful if they make life-changing decisions, such as gender reassignment, when they are not necessarily trans,” she said.

When asked by DailyMail.com whether the book could be considered harmful to transgender children, she replied: ‘No, I don’t think a singing elephant will be harmful. Anyway, I don’t think children should switch at all.’

“The book really teaches you that you’re best the way you’re made, no matter what,” she said.

When asked by DailyMail.com about children who think they are transgender, St. Clair simply replied, “Believing and being are two different things.”

“If LGBTQ groups want to get angry, I’m not worried. It’s a singing elephant. Definitely don’t push blatant propaganda messages like The GayBCs,” she said.

DailyMail.com has reached out to several transgender rights groups for comment about the new book.

In comments to the New York PostSt. Clair said, “You get special attention in class now when you say, ‘Hey, my name isn’t Billy, it’s Amanda.'”

“I’m having a little boy in November, and it’s scary to think he could come home and say, ‘My friends all identify as something different and that’s how I feel’ and make my son cry because he’s not getting a hormone replacement.” therapy,” said St. Clair.

The book is said to contain a 'top secret letter', although the contents of the letter have not been revealed

The book is said to contain a ‘top secret letter’, although the contents of the letter have not been revealed

Trent Talbot, the company's CEO, told the New York Post that he decided to start the company when he noticed the magnitude of America's culture wars — hence the vulture's name.

Trent Talbot, the company’s CEO, told the New York Post that he decided to start the company when he noticed the magnitude of America’s culture wars — hence the vulture’s name.

He said other upcoming books are about Jack Posobiec's communism and he's trying to convince Congressman Dan Crenshaw to write one about the cancellation culture.

He said other upcoming books are about Jack Posobiec’s communism and he’s trying to convince Congressman Dan Crenshaw to write one about the cancellation culture.

According to its website, Brave Books will continue to focus solely on developing conservative propaganda aimed at children.

“A progressive agenda dominates today’s culture and teaches our children all the wrong lessons. That’s why we’ve created a book series that releases a new storybook every month that teaches a fundamental conservative value,” the website reads.

Trent Talbot, the company’s CEO, told the New York Post that he decided to start the company when he noticed the magnitude of America’s culture wars.

“There is a real war going on for the hearts and minds of our children. And everywhere I looked there was propaganda,” he said.

He wanted to fight against books that urge children to “make equality a reality,” such as Ibram X. Kendi’s picture book Antiracist Baby.

“Once my eyes were open, I saw it everywhere and I couldn’t unseen it. I thought there was a need for books that could help parents teach them the values ​​they hold dear,” he said.

Talbot claims the book has been “favorably received” by children ages 4 to 12. The company sells “Elephants Are Not Birds” on its website for $19.99.

“I’d like to see it taught in schools and on summer reading lists and we’re going to fight to make that happen,” he said.

He said other upcoming books are about Jack Posobiec’s communism and he’s trying to convince Congressman Dan Crenshaw to write one about the cancellation culture.

St. Clair, a former brand ambassador, was dropped by Turning Point USA in 2019 when she was pictured dining with white nationalist and anti-Semitic content creators, the Washington Examiner reported at the time.

“TPUSA is a major national organization that affects hundreds of thousands of people across the country,” the spokesperson said in a statement to the outlet.

“Ashley is no longer one of our thousands of volunteer activists and ambassadors. Charlie [Kirk] and TPUSA have repeatedly and publicly denounced white nationalism as abhorrent and un-American and will continue to do so.”

Among those pictured in the photo was anti-Semitic podcaster Nicholas Fuentes, who attended the 2017 Unite the Right white supremacists meeting.

Also pictured was alt-right influencer Tim Gionet, who goes by “Baked Alaska” and livestreams his storming of the US Capitol on January 6 and was later arrested.

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