Category: Book
By (author): Gino, Alex
Series: Scholastic Press Novels
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: School Library Journal Best Books of 2015 (2015) Commended
Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year (2015) Commended
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 8.53in x 5.78in x 1.00in
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$ 20.99
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A bright, bold debut about a girl who was born a boy, but refuses to let that stand in the way  of her dream.

More than anything else, George wants to play Charlotte in her fourth-grade class's production of Charlotte's Web. The problem is, her teacher won't let her, because George is a boy. But George isn't about to let that squash her dream. With the help of her best friend, George must learn to stand up for her wish - and brave a few bullies along the way.

Transcending all categories and genres,George is a pertinent and poignant middle-grade read for kids of all backgrounds.

Review Quote*

Praise for George:

"George's struggles are presented with a light, age-appropriate, and hopeful touch... Warm, funny, and inspiring." - Kirkus, 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

"Gino does an excellent job introducing factual information into the narrative without impinging upon the accessible and appealing story.. Pair this important addition to the slender but growing body of transgender fiction with Ami Polonsky's Gracefully Grayson (2014)." - Booklist, starred review

"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

"[I]nsightful…it'll resonate with anyone who has ever felt different." - People Magazine "People Picks: The Best New Books"

Biographical Note

Alex Gino is a tutor and volunteer in LGBTQI centers in Oakland, California. George is his first novel.