Conservative parents weren’t the only ones displeased with this year’s National Book Awards. Zibby Owens, owner of Zibby Media, pulled her sponsorship of the event after she learned that a group of finalists had decided to “collectively band together to use their speeches to promote a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israeli agenda.” Sure enough, author Aaliyah Bilal, surrounded by other finalists, stood on stage and read a statement condemning Israel’s “ongoing bombardment of Gaza” and calling for a “humanitarian cease-fire.” The hypocrisy is sickening. Let’s encourage violence against moms trying to protect their children while giving a platform for anti-Semitic propaganda. A National Book Award is considered a badge of honor. The medallions marking winning books used to highlight them as must-reads. After this year’s ceremony, a lot of parents may be looking for those medallions — but for entirely different reasons.
American moms weep as a childhood favorite, Reading Rainbow, calls for physical attacks against us because we are protecting the innocence of our children. @levarburton, why have you sunk so low? Threatening physical violence against women? https://t.co/qui0iP3McW— Moms for Liberty (@Moms4Liberty) November 16, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.