So recently a picture book I worked on with Laurin Mayeno and Blood Orange Press got banned from a few schools. Read that post here. And we got a bunch of negative comments about the book from parents and adults who are frankly scared. They're scared of folks who they don't know, understand, or want to have to get to know so they can teach their children to understand them.
But at the same time we got some good news! This organization Gender Nation founded by two parents who have queer kids to get books about the LGBTQ community and diverse stories into San Diego schools. They fundraise, and get these books into schools where they might not have the $ or just didn't know about them. And our book "One of a kind, like me/ Unico Como Yo" is one of their books.
Please watch the video and go to their fundraising page because they're now aiming to get these books into schools in Los Angeles, one of the biggest school districts in the US.