Oregon: “Library Associations Support Book About Transgender Girl Included in State Reading Program”
Two state library associations are expressing support for a title on the list for Oregon’s Battle of the Books that has created controversy in some districts.
The children’s book “George” tells the story of a young transgender girl.
The Oregon Library Association and the Oregon Association of School Libraries say they support keeping the book on the list for third through fifth graders.
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See Also: 2nd District Withdraws From Oregon Reading Program Over Book About Transgender Girl (via KATU)
See Also: Hermiston School District Won’t Participate in Oregon Reading Program Due to Book About Trans Kid (via The Oregonian)
See Also: Oregon School District Pulls Students Out of Reading Competition Over Trans Children’s Book (via Into)
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