We will discuss the 2021 Fox Cities Reads pick "George" by Alex Gino. Download a copy of the book from hoopla, download a copy from Wisconsin's Digital Library, or check out a copy from the library. I look forward to discussing this title with you.
George by Alex Gino
"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. "George" is a candid, genuine, and heartwarming middle grade about a transgender girl who is, to use Charlotte’s word, R-A-D-I-A-N-T!" Scholastic Press, Published August 25, 2015.
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