Watch for that Scholastic Book Club Form From School: Progressive Middle Grade Fiction and a Transgender Story Deemed Appropriate Reading for 3rd Graders
Andrew Palmer, former teacher 7th Grade English Language Arts in the Kansas City, MO area informed me of a Scholastic book due to be released to the general public in August 2015. He received an advanced proof of the book George by Alex Gino. He wants parents to be aware of what Scholastic is requesting teachers to read and possibly support for student reading ages 8-12, grades 3-7. The author’s website may be found here:
Here is the information from Scholastic on George, a book about an eight-year-old girl named Melissa, who was born a boy named George.
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What is this former teacher’s opinion on this upcoming Scholastic book and Scholastic’s request for teachers to determine if George should be placed in the classroom for student reading?
For more information on teachers/parents who raise similar classroom concerns as Palmer, visit Conservative Teachers of America.