- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

MOUNT HOREB, Wis. (AP) - Hundreds of people packed the library in Mount Horeb to listen to a reading of a children’s book about a transgender girl.

Organizers say they were surprising by the showing of support for a local family with a transgender child. The library event Wednesday night was arranged after the child’s elementary school canceled a reading of the book last week following the threat of a lawsuit by a conservative organization based in Florida. School staff wanted to read the book to the classmates of a 6-year-old student in order to promote understanding of the child’s transition from a boy to a girl.

The State Journal (http://bit.ly/1jAIvUn ) says the co-author of the book “I Am Jazz,” Jessica Herthel, flew in from California for the reading.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

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