DeSantis press secretary says Fidel Castro children’s book not ‘true history,’ blames progressives

A spokesman for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has criticized a children’s book about the late former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and attacked progressives who criticize the Republican Party for banning the book.

Christina Puchot retweeted the image behind “Who Was Fidel Castro?” on Monday. Illustration novels for children sold at bookstores.

“Found in the Florida Keys,” she wrote with a sick green face emoji. We believe this is true history, and we want to instill it in your children.”

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Republicans have been criticized for what critics say they are trying to ban books from public school libraries.These books tend to contain graphic and sexual content. . Pushaw’s tweet was in response to a tweet about a Florida bookstore selling illustrated books of Communist Party leaders. Florida is home to more than one million of his Cuban exiles who fled the Castro regime.

Images of the book that were tweeted included who the Cuban leader was, whether he was a “boy who loved sports, especially baseball”, whether he was a lawyer who helped the poor, and whether he was the leader of the Cuban Revolution. I am asking whether

The correct answer in the book was “All of the above!” Castro died in 2016 after inspiring both loyalty and loathing from his countrymen for nearly five decades while continuing to rule Cuban politics as a militaristic communist dictator. As Fidel’s health deteriorated, his brother Raul Castro assumed power. Miguel Diaz Canel has ruled Cuba since 2018 as the First Secretary of the Communist Party.

Fidel Castro, who died in 2016, has led Cuba for nearly 50 years after ruling Cuban politics for nearly 50 years. (Getty Images)


This novel is part of Who Was? A book series by Penguin Random House. The series features children’s books about various leaders and celebrities, including late athlete Jim Thorpe, civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, Frank Sinatra, and Senator John McCain. .

Fox News Digital has reached out to the publisher.

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