Despite Concerns, Group Gifts Banned ‘Gender Queer’ Book To Students

  • After the controversial LGBT memoir “Gender Queer” was banned from a school in Maine, a local non-profit has announced it will provide free copies of the book to any student in the area who wants one.
  • The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) is raising money to provide the books to students after Regional School Unit 56 directors voted 7-2 to remove it from Dirigo High School’s library.
  • Written and illustrated by Maia Kobabe, “Gender Queer: A Memoir” follows the author’s journey through adolescence to adulthood while exploring gender identity and sexuality, according to publisher Simon & Schuster. Kobabe uses “e/em/eir” pronouns, which the publisher adheres to on its website.
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