George

George

Book - 2015
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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.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545812542
Characteristics: 195 pages ; 22 cm.

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JCLEmmaF Oct 06, 2017

what an incredibly lovely, important book. george is a sweet, honest, and genuinely good book about a young trans girl. it's interesting, smart, engaging, and well written. so in love.

SPL_Elizabeth Aug 25, 2017

This is a great book about a transgender girl in the fourth grade. I enjoyed reading George's thoughts as she navigates coming out to her best friend and family. The author, Alex Gino is able to make difficult topics like gender dysphoria, micro-aggressions, bullying, and bathrooms easily understood. George's best friend Kelly not only encourages her but creates space for her to be herself and succeed in the things she loves. George's triumphs make this an uplifting book that celebrates diversity and friendship. A gem of a story!

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snowingpiano
Jun 27, 2017

This was an amazing book about being who you are and accepting people as they are. It has a great message and a good plot. George only wants to audition for Charlotte for the class play, but since she is a so-called "boy", she is not allowed. I think everybody should be aware that people can be who they are, and you shouldn't judge them. This was a great book!

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aimiller
May 30, 2017

So I know I'm about 800,000 years late on this book- I've been busy okay? But oh my god everyone I know needs to get up and read this--seriously. The book is kind of brutal, in a good way--at some point, after I had thrown it down for the 8th time to cry, I went "this is really a book about the ways that parents bully their children about gender and don't realize it at all." As a non-binary trans person, the way that people around Melissa insist things about her gender was very, very painful, but the end was so satisfying and wonderful. Bless this book--I'm so, so grateful it exists, and I want every person I know to read it.

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stepha89
Mar 12, 2017

This book was a delight to read. All Melissa wants is to be accepted for who she is, which I think is a theme that will be pretty universal for the upper elementary/middle school crowd. The only difference between her and her peers is that she's trans, which I think was presented in a very age-appropriate way: everyone thinks she's a boy because she looks like one, but she's actually a girl. I really can't recommend George highly enough.

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cheeky_bob
Mar 09, 2017

Inspiring and meaningful. Definitely worth reading! :) Cheeky Bob's Reading Tips ! My motto is if you don't like/get a book at first read 20 pages and then decide if you want to continue:) BY CHEEKY BOB:) (If you would like to read my comment I have put it in with the summrays)📝

AL_LAURA Feb 07, 2017

My 1st read of 2017! And, perhaps my favorite of the year (though it's a bit soon to call). Such an important book that everyone should read.

AL_JENNIEB Jan 09, 2017

George is a girl, but everyone else thinks she's a boy, except for her friend Kelly. How can she make people see her for who she really is? By being Charlotte in the 4th grade play of Charlotte's Web of course ! But will her teacher let her play the part? A heartwarming book about acceptance and being the person you really are.

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NWPLindabear
Dec 10, 2016

We need more books like this one for kids. George is born a boy, but knows she's a girl and has to figure out how to tell and convince everyone of this fact. The book is written with the proper pronoun usage for a transgender person leaving little doubt that George is in fact a girl. It's written to be very accessible to a younger audience. A great book to read with your child so as to discuss what it means. The ending is a little too tightly wrapped up, but it works for the age that will be reading this book.

PinesandPrejudice Sep 27, 2016

This is a delightful, honest story that should be considered required reading for all children of this age group.

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Mar 08, 2017

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cheeky_bob
Mar 08, 2017

George is a transgender child with a sweet heart, meaningful soul and a boys body. All George wants is to play the part of Charlotte in the school play of CHARLOTTE'S WEB. But one thing is stoping her everyone thinks she is a boy. Her best friend is a kind hearted girl named Kelly, who helps George to fulfill her dream and let everyone know who she really is. I think you should really read this book. It has meaning and a strong message behind it. :) By Cheeky Bob:)

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waywardangel Nov 09, 2015

A sensitive insightful portrayal of a transgender child coming to terms with gender identity.

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