March 7, 2021

Oregon: “Library Associations Support Book About Transgender Girl Included in State Reading Program”

From KATU:

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)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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