I have a special spoken word poem today by a former student, Marion. They have enlightened me so much about the world of transgender and transgender-fluid over the past few months.
As a teacher librarian, I see my responsibility to make sure the library is a space where all feel welcomed and can find books in which they see themselves. This is not an easy task for this community. For one thing, I when I have suggested purchasing K5 appropriate books for the collection, there has been some eye rolling. There’s not much of a selection at this age. And I plan to get a couple of the ones I have previewed.
And thanks to Marion, I realized the the YA community could do better in representing this growing community.
I hope you’ll take a moment to view and hear Marion’s words.