Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, was our featured reader of the book "I Am Jazz," a picture book based on childhood experiences of transgender teen, Jazz Jennings. Sarah was the first openly transgender person to address a major party political convention at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
MMSD Superintendent Jen Cheatham also spoke on behalf of the Madison Metropolitan School District, a "school district that values and celebrates diversity unequivocally."
This community book reading event began in Mount Horeb in early December 2015 when over 600 community members attended readings of "I Am Jazz" at the Mt. Horeb Public Library hosted by Amy Lyle and at the Mt. Horeb High School hosted by SAGA in support of a young transgender girl in their community.
This event was co-sponsored by Welcoming Schools, The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, MMSD, GSAFE, A Room of One's Own Books, The Madison Public Library, Fair Wisconsin and the Madison Children's Museum. Sponsoring organizations will have information tables and A Room Of One's Own will be selling gender inclusive books.