“George, or rather Melissa is a girl. She’s known this ever since she was little. Ut everyone says she’s a boy. Determined to be who she is, Melissa and her best friend come up with a plan to show everyone the truth. I loved Alex Gino’s GEORGE and how the story is about how one girl and her community face problems together despite roadblacks. An incredibly lovely and important debut”
— Ren at Compass Books at SFO
A bright, bold debut about a girl who happens to have been 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.
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 is their first novel. For more about Alex, please visit alexgino.com.
* "A coda to the Charlotte's Web story, in which George presents herself as a girl for the first time, is deeply moving in its simplicity and joy. Warm, funny, and inspiring." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Profound, moving, and—as Charlotte would say—radiant, this book will stay with anyone lucky enough to find it." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review