A look at the push to ban ‘Gender Queer’ book in Downers Grove

LGBTQ students in Illinois are reporting a spike in harassment as a push to ban a book about coming out as non-binary erupts in the suburbs.

Library
Empty chairs are stacked in the library at the damaged Springfield Elementary School which has remained closed since Hurricane Michael hit Panama City, Fla, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. David Goldman/Associated Press
Library
Empty chairs are stacked in the library at the damaged Springfield Elementary School which has remained closed since Hurricane Michael hit Panama City, Fla, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. David Goldman/Associated Press

A look at the push to ban ‘Gender Queer’ book in Downers Grove

LGBTQ students in Illinois are reporting a spike in harassment as a push to ban a book about coming out as non-binary erupts in the suburbs.

Reset talks to WBEZ’s Susie An and a University of Illinois professor about the push to ban a book about coming out as non-binary in a west suburban high school district.

GUESTS: Susie An, WBEZ education reporter

Emily Knox, associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign