After receiving a number of complaints, a North Carolina school system is pulling a book about a boy who liked to wear dresses.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system in North Carolina was going to use a book about a boy who likes to wear dresses as part of a first-grade lesson on what to do when someone is bullied.
But school administrators this week pulled the book, “Jacob’s New Dress,” after critics complained about its content.
The book came under fire from the North Carolina Values Coalition, a conservative group that promotes “pro-family positions,” according to its website.
Tami Fitzgerald, the executive director of the coalition, said that no notice was given to parents about the book and that it was sprung on teachers only days before it was supposed to be used.