On Monday, the superintendent of San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) sent an email to parents announcing that the nonprofit Gender Nation would be donating 2,000 “age appropriate LGBTQ+ inclusive” books to schools in SDUSD.
As part of the “mission to empower students through inclusive stories,” SDUSD schools “will now have access to more literature specifically geared towards LGBTQ+ students,” the email states. According to Gender Nation co-founder Keiko Feldman, “these books are just stories that help [kids] feel less alone.”
There is no indication that the new gender-affirming books have been added to the official curriculum. However, a resource teacher in the district’s Youth Advocacy department named Mick Rabin is quoted in the email as saying, “it’s important for kids to…see their stories often and routinely throughout the school year.”
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