Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ex-porn star, Sasha Grey, read to kids at a Compton Elementary School
as part of the Read Across America Program.

Never thought I would find myself empathizing with an ex-porn star.  I’m a children’s picture book writer, for God’s sake, but Sasha Grey has my empathy.  The same week she got condemned by self-righteous bullies for reading a children’s book, I got condemned for writing one.

Sasha Grey is the former porn star who caused a minor melt-down (pun intended) amongst some parents for reading to students at Compton Elementary School in California as part of the Read Across America Program.

I’m the author of Nuclear Power: How a Nuclear Power PlantReally Works! a children’s picture book that explains the inner-workings of a nuclear power plant.

It got heated and hot, and not just inside Nukie Nuclear Power Plant’s reactor. There was a whole lot of fissioning going on, on my Facebook page, this past week between anti-nuclear extremists and nuclear power advocates.

Anyone who bothers to read Nuclear Power: How a Nuclear Power Plant Really Works! will learn that it explains how a nuclear power plant works in a creative format that young children will find appealing.

I suppose that is the problem.  Children will find it appealing. The book does not demonize nuclear power, or point out, as my anti-nuke critics did, that its author is a disgusting example of motherhood that ought to be ashamed of herself.

Frankly, this disgusting example of motherhood is fed up with adults who masquerade their bullying techniques behind feigned concern and outrage about how something they disapprove of affects children. I got the distinct impression some of the self-righteous disliked my book because it did not cause anxiety, distrust, and nuclear nightmares in children.

Since I don’t watch porn, I had never heard of Sasha Grey until this past week, but I’m happy to hear she reads children’s picture books.  Maybe she could read my book to the anti-nuclear advocates who posted on my Facebook page.

Call me crazy, but I find it difficult to trust the credibility of an advocate who claims to have first-hand knowledge of events pertaining to the nuclear industry when they will diss a children’s book about nuclear power plants without reading it first.

In the wake of Japan’s nuclear disaster I can understand why people are concerned about nuclear energy and THAT is why I wrote NuclearPower: How a Nuclear Power Plant Really Works!

Moms Choice Awards has named "Nuclear Power: How a Nuclear Power Plant Really Works!" among the best in family-friendly media, products and services in  the science & technology and children's picture book categories.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Explaining the Nuclear Power Plant in the Backyard to Children
Children’s Book Uses Fun Format to Teach about Nuclear Energy

Apex, NC, November 02, 2011—In the words of renowned nuclear expert Dr. Theodore Rockwell, “now kids can learn the basic facts about nuclear energy without first being scared witless.” Nutcracker Publishing Company announced today it is getting ready to  “radiate brilliance” with the release of a children’s picture book that explains the inner workings of a nuclear power plant.

Nuclear Power: How a Nuclear Power Plant Really Works! by Amelia Frahm, is both educational and entertaining,  and it offers parents and educators an opportunity to teach children about nuclear energy in a fun and unbiased way.

The book is being released in the wake of Japan’s nuclear disaster and has faced criticism from anti-nuclear activists. The topic is timely, as the future of nuclear power plants is currently in question.
“I was putting the final touches on the book when Japan’s nuclear accident occurred, but I had recognized the need for this book from past experience,” said author Amelia Frahm. “After college, I was hired to do public relations at the South Texas Project Nuclear Plant.  It was after Three Mile Island and during Chernobyl.”  One of Frahm’s job assignments was to do an elementary school program.

Frahm always wished for a more creative format to explain nuclear energy to her students. Her book explains how a nuclear power plant works through the eyes of a rat and bird who believe the local nuclear power plant was designed by a cat named Penelope so she could use electricity to cook them for dinner.

Parents and educators can get a glimpse of what to expect from the book from the following video: News anchor Birderson Cooper interviewing the book’s chubby rat character as he demonstrates a fission chain reaction or as he says, what makes a nuclear power plant nu-cle-ar.”

Frahm is no stranger to writing a children’s book that deals with difficult subject matter. She previously authored the award-winning picture book Tickles Tabitha’s Cancer-tankerous Mommy.
Nuclear Power: How a Nuclear Power Plant Really Works!   costs $9.95 and is available from the publisher, at Barnes & Noble Bookstores, on line at Amazon.com, and at other bookstores.

About Nutcracker Publishing Company
Nutcracker PublishingCompany was founded in 2000. The company publishes children’s books that educate, entertain, and make it easier to establish a dialogue between children and adults about difficult subjects such as cancer and nuclear power. Nutcracker Publishing Company is based in North Carolina.  Crack Open a Book! Visit: www.nutcrackerpublishing.com.

Media Contact:
Amelia Frahm
Nutcracker Publishing Company
Apex, NC