Utah School District Suspends Reading Program After Teacher Shares Transgender Tale with 3rd Graders

Utah School District Suspends Reading Program After Teacher Shares Transgender Tale with 3rd Graders


Parents whose children attend an elementary school in Utah have pushed back after a teacher read a book to third graders about a biological girl who wants to live as a boy.

The school district decided to suspend a reading program designed to introduce children to “more diverse and inclusive literature,” after a child brought the book Call Me Max and the teacher read it to the class.

Google Books summarizes the plot of the book:

When Max starts school, the teacher hesitates to call out the name on the attendance sheet. Something doesn’t seem to fit. Max lets he know the name he wants to be called by ƒ‚‚”ƒ‚‚€ƒ‚‚”a boy’s name. This begins Max’s journey as he makes new friends and reveals his feelings about his identity to his parents. Written with warmth and sensitivity by trans writer Kyle Lukoff, this book is a sweet and age-appropriate introduction

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