The California Department of Education (CDE) listed the books below as classroom resources but changes were quickly made after parents became outraged at the content.

The CDE made this statement:
On May 8, 2019, the State Board of Education announced that it took action to adopt the Health Education Framework with the revisions of removing the above listed books. Read the announcement here:

IMPORTANT - Because the books align with the California Healthy Youth Act (AB 329), a teacher can still use them in the classroom, with or without the school district's approval.

Real Impact has reviewed each of the once state recommended books, which are still made available on the CDE website.

  • My Princess Boy

  • Who Are You?: The Kids Guide to Gender Identity

  • Changing You!: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality

  • The What's Happening to My Body?: Book for Boys

  • The What’s Happening to My Body?: Book for Girls

  • S.E.X: The All You Need to Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties

Stay updated with news regarding the California Healthy Youth Act and Real Impact's next steps. 

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