Teacher at Forest Trail Elementary School promotes book, ‘Call Me Max,’ about transgender identity


Eanes ISD recently found itself in the news when a 4th grade teacher at Forest Trail Elementary School gave students a list of children’s books and read one of them aloud to students; the book, which drew swift backlash, was Call Me Max. The book, “Call Me Max”follows the journey of a young boy who identifies as transgender. According to its description, “Call Me Max” was written as a picture book and intended for children ages 7-9. In response to the complaints, the district sent a letter to parents which said, in part, “the book list and book in question were not recommended by the DEI Advisory Committee. The DEI committee was not even aware the book list had been circulated.”


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