Heard and enjoyed the taped version of James Finn Garner's
POLITICALLY CORRECT BEDTIME STORIES . . . this is a
compilation of classic bedtime stories, retold in a manner that
is positive and self-esteem building to women, minorities, the
hearing impaired, the sight impaired, the differently-abled, gays, the third word, trees, shrubs, bushes, anorexics, bulimics, those in recovery, and spotted owls.
In the unlikely possibility that I left some groups out, I'm sure you will catch them if you listen and/or read the work. And doing so will help the author, who is to be commended for
pledging "his proceeds . . . to Native American reparations
in the form of casino trips."
To give a feel for the material, all you need to do is
check out the following from the first paragraph of the first story:
There once was a young person named Red Riding Hood who
lived with her mother on the edge of a large wood. One day
her mother asked her to take a basket of fresh fruit and
mineral water to her grandmother's house--not because
this was woman's work, mind you, but because the deed was
generous and helped engender a feeling of community.
Furthermore, her grandmother was not sick, but rather was in full physical and mental health and was fully capable of taking
care of herself as a mature adult.