MOUNT HOREB, Wis. – A Wisconsin elementary school reportedly called off a scheduled reading of a children’s book about a transgender girl after a Florida-based hate group threatened to sue.
It was a book about the life of 15-year-old Jazz Jennings, a transgender teen.
The principal of Mount Horeb Primary Center sent home a letter to parents on November 19, in advance of the reading of the book "I Am Jazz."
The letter in part says, "We believe all students deserve respect and support regardless of their gender identity and expression, and the best way to foster that respect and support is through educating students about the issue of being transgender."
But then the Florida-based non- profit "Liberty Counsel,"which the southern poverty law center classifies as an anti-gay hate group, responded with their own angry letter and threatened to sue if the school.
According to the Madison Capital Times, the school decided to cancel the reading.
The district said in a statement it would give the Board of Education the opportunity to address the situation, for which there is no current policy.
So far no further comment from the school or from Jennings.