Last month, the Chronicle obtained materials showing that the book, “What’s the T,” was in the Orem, Utah Barnes & Noble young adult, nonfiction section. This book is the sequel to “This Book is Gay,” which has been covered by Libs of TikTok and other publications when found in public schools. Both were in the section.
It was placed next to books such as “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and “How to Win Friends & Influence People for Teen Girls.” “What’s the T” is advertised as “your no-nonsense guide to all things trans and/or non-binary” on the back cover.
According to another distributor of the book, its target audience of interest is ages 12-16.
“What’s the T” details topics such as genital packers, “the bits that feel nice,” suggestions for anal and oral sexual intercourse, and transgender surgery. The section on phallic packers says that one “can get ‘stand-to-pee’ packers too, which enable a person to pee standing up.”
One section of the book describing vaginoplasty, body shaping, and orchidectomy, states, “trans children are not having any of these surgeries in the United States or elsewhere.” The same page claims that most people report sexual climax after getting vaginoplasty surgery. A systemic analysis of 140 studies reported the rate at which this occurs is between 17.4% and 100% post-operation.
The back of the book says that it “offers a fun, enlightening introduction to the full spectrum of gender identity. The perfect blend of informative and supportive.”
Its former novel, “This Book is Gay,” had been found in several different public middle schools and has been banned in such instances for its graphic content.
GRAPHIC: A middle school in @HillsboroughSch offers the pornographic book "This Book Is Gay" to students. The book teaches about gay sex and encourages the use of sex apps.— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) January 30, 2023
This is being offered to 12-year-olds to read in school. pic.twitter.com/dHHRrtdVnq
The Chronicle reached out for comment from the author, Juno Dawson, and Barnes & Noble for its placement of the book in the young adult section and has not gotten a response.
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