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George

Title

George

Authors

Alex Gino

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Pages

240 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780545812542

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; transgender child;

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

single mother

Main Character

boy to girl transgender

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

transgender

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2016 Bank Street Center for Children s Literature; Booklist Book Review Stars, Aug. 1,2015 American Library Association; Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth,2015 American Library Association; Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books,2009 Cooperative Children s Book Center; Kirkus Book Review Stars, June 15,2015; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book,2015 Publishers Weekly; School Library Journal Best Books,2015 School Library Journal; Kirkus Book Award, 2015 NOMINEE United States; Cybils Awards, 2015 Nominee United States; Goodreads Choice Awards, 2015 Nominee United States; Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2016 Winner United States

Keywords

transgender; boy to girl transgender

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

George

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