Earlier this year Governor McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have given parents of public school students a say in assigned readings. Now, it’s up to schools to make that decision. Last week, the administrators of a rural high school, in a conservative county did just that, asking an award-winning author invited to speak to leave. Pamela D’Angelo has more.
Watkins, who lives in Fredericksburg, plans to continue his tour — which includes a presentation October 20th at the Virginia Association of School Librarians Annual Conference. You can read about his books here.