15 people expected, 600 show up

December 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm 1 comment

jazzSometimes a library shenanigan is not exactly a shenanigan, but something subversive and wonderful. Not exactly against the rules, but against some people’s rules, and risky in some way.

On December 2 of this year, the Mount Horeb Public Library in Wisconsin hosted a reading of I Am Jazz, a picture book about a transgender child. The reading, originally scheduled to take place at a nearby elementary school where a student had recently transitioned from a boy to a girl, had been canceled after “Liberty Counsel,” a conservative Florida-based group, threatened legal action.

See the full story here.

Thanks, Lynne M. Thomas!

Entry filed under: books, perpetrated by staff, public libraries.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Suzie  |  December 5, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    What a wonderful thing! Hooray for humans and librarians like those people.

    Reply

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