A law affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in North Carolina has spurred 269 authors and illustrators of children’s literature to write an open letter to young readers in the state.
The document is in response to the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, a law directing all public schools, government agencies, and public college campuses to require that multiple-occupancy bathrooms and changing facilities be designated for use only by people based on their “biological sex” stated on their birth certificate.
The letter was crafted by authors Phil Bildner, C. Alexander London, Meg Medina, and R.J. Palacio. Among the signatories are Laurie Halse Anderson, Katherine Applegate, Jay Asher, Chris Crutcher, Matt de la Peña, Jack Gantos, Rita Williams Garcia, John Green, Ellen Hopkins, Jeff Kinney, David Levithan, Patrick Ness, Jason Reynolds, Rick Riordan, and Jacqueline Woodson.
Find out more at School Library Journal.
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