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.