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Some Stamford parents say a book about a transgender child is inappropriate for 3rd graders

Some parents in Stamford told their local school board that a book about a transgender child should be removed from the district’s elementary curriculum.

Parents said the book “The Pants Project” could be confusing for third graders, and is inappropriately sexualized. Some cited a reference to a bulge in a child’s underwear. A parent — who is also a social worker at a Stamford high school — said most third graders aren’t socially or emotionally prepared for the book.

Most third graders are between 8 and 9 years old. The recommended reading age for “The Pants Project” is 9 to 13.

A schools spokesperson said they chose the book with the help of an LGBTQ+ committee.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.