George (Hardcover)

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George is a sweet and unassuming story about a kid who just wants to be accepted and known openly for who they are. It shows the strength of true friendship, and the importance of loving yourself no matter what other people think of you. I love this little book, and ten-year-old George's experiences immediately pulled at all my heartstrings. It's sincere, unique, and I couldn't help but read it in one sitting.

Leah

What do you go through when you have the mind and soul of a girl, but the physical body of a boy? In George, we meet a girl going through that very struggle. This is such an important book because it's one that can help bridge the gap when it comes to the conversation of both transgender and gender identity issues. Additionally, it's a great book for kids who may be going through a similar experience to George, and could potentially help them feel like they are not alone in the world. To put it simply, this book gives me hope for the future, and anyone, no matter where they may fall on the gender spectrum will be able to root for George!

Heather H.

George is a sweet and unassuming story about a kid who just wants to be accepted and known openly for who they are. It shows the strength of true friendship, and the importance of loving yourself no matter what other people think of you. I love this little book, and ten-year-old George's experiences immediately pulled at all my heartstrings. It's sincere, unique, and I couldn't help but read it in one sitting.

Amy

Description


BE WHO YOU ARE.

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy.

With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

About the Author


Alex Gino loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive. George was their first novel. George was a winner of the Children's Stonewall Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Children's Choice Book Awards, among a host of others. George was also featured on several Best of the Year lists. For more about Alex, please visit alexgino.com.

Praise For…


"Timely, touching...George may be the most right-now book imaginable." - New York Times Book Review

"Insightful...it'll resonate with anyone who has ever felt different." - People Magazine

"George is a timely book for parents to share and discuss with their children, whether dealing with similar issues or simply to foster understanding." - Entertainment Weekly

* "Warm, funny, and inspiring." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Profound, moving, and-as Charlotte would say-radiant..." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "A required purchase for any collection that serves a middle grade population." -- School Library Journal, starred review

* "[A] sensitive, insightful portrayal of a transgender child coming to terms with gender identity." -- Booklist, starred review

"Readers going through a similar experience will feel that they are no longer alone, and cisgender (non-transgender) readers may gain understanding and empathy." -- BookPage

"Reading this breathtaking debut should be a requirement for living." #6 on the Indie Next Autumn '15 List - Marisa DiNovis, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC


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Product Details
ISBN: 9780545812542
ISBN-10: 0545812542
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: August 25th, 2015
Pages: 208
Language: English
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