Both the Hermiston School District and the Cascade School District of Oregon have pulled their third-fifth-grade students from participating in this years’ Oregon Battle of the Books reading competition because both districts deem the pro-“transgender” book George age-inappropriate.
Though the Oregon Battle of the Books administrative chair explains that the competition doesn’t force students to read George, the school districts felt issues surrounding confused sexuality would be better addressed by parents.
A petition by the Oregon Association of School Libraries on Change.org agrees with the school districts by saying, “This book contains content that is inappropriate for young children. It exposes children to the idea that pornography is pervasive and normal. It discusses male genitalia, sex change operations, and how to hide web-browsing history from parents.”
The two school districts plan on implementing their own reading competition instead.
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