The author of a book about a transgender child that is at the center of a debate in local school libraries will visit Wichita, Kansas, on November 2. Alex Gino, whose novel George is a nominee for the William Allen White Children’s Book Award, announced on their website October 11 that they would appear at Wichita State University, courtesy of the WSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Wichita chapter of GLSEN. The library supervisor for the Wichita school district said George contains language and references that are inappropriate for young children.
Wichita (Kans.) Eagle, Oct. 11