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Book on transgender youth not on Wichita schools' lists


October 1, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Most Wichita students will not find an award-winning children's book about a transgender fourth-grader in their school libraries.

Gail Becker, supervisor of library media for the Wichita district, said the novel, called "George," contains language and references that are not appropriate for young children. She says she decided the book would not be included in a set of master list titles provided to Wichita elementary schools.

The book's author, Alex Gino, said Thursday he had raised enough money to buy a copy of the book for every Wichita elementary and K-8 school li...

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