Valley Stream, New York 2022-05-24 15:13:45 –
Greenville, South Carolina (WSPA) — A novel about a transgender teenager born as a boy but finding a way to identify her as a woman may be banned from the Greenville County School District.
The book, first published in 2016, was formerly known as “George,” but later this year, according to author Alex Gino, to better respect the female identity of the young protagonist. Changed to “Melissa”.
According to Board of Education President Roger Meek, the district council will address the issue tonight on the board and vote on whether to exclude books for transgender content.
“I used the name of my hero (ie George, the title of the book) that she doesn’t like for herself instead of her real name. My hero’s name is Melissa. I apologize for the error to her, the larger trance community, and all readers. I’m sorry, “Gino said on his website.
Below is a sample of the book under consideration tonight.
This book is Academic.
The district council is also considering at tonight’s board whether to approve a letter intended to be sent to parliamentarians. This is part of a local effort that requires publishers to provide descriptive ratings for the controversial content in books.
“It’s very useful to us because our media specialists can’t see and read every book,” Meek said.
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