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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545812542
Branch Call Number: J GIN
Characteristics: 195 pages ; 22 cm


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Oct 11, 2018

Cute, concise, and completely crucial. Since "trans panic" is the fear du jour, this book (pearl-clutchingly written BY a trans woman) made the American Library Association's 2017 top 10 challenged book list just for teaching kids about the evils of acceptance. Please check it out, pass it on, and help spread some good in this world through junior fiction. Also, check out the audiobook version, Jamie Clayton is so good!

Sep 26, 2018

Recommended reading for Banned Books Week! Although a lot of people have tried to ban this book, I hope that readers will approach it with an open mind and see if they can learn something from it. The ten-year-old protagonist George faces some tough problems related to gender dysphoria--perhaps some problems that you never thought of before. However, as you probably guessed from the bright, colorful cover, it is ultimately an upbeat book, and George achieves some important victories in it. Author Alex Gino does a good job showing how important it is to be true to yourself, which is a valuable lesson for anyone to learn.

Apr 29, 2018

George is about a 10-year-old that was born in a boy's body but identifies as a girl. George is a story that brings some understanding and a realization that a transgender identity comes at an early age. How does he share with his Mom and older brother that he doesn't see himself as a boy? Will his best friend, Kelly, accept him? Can he play Charlotte in the school play, a part usually given to a girl?

Apr 17, 2018

For parents who are more conservative, this book is not one you want your 8-10 year old reading....especially without a dialogue with you as they read it. Parents should read this before they give it the thumbs up for their child.

DPLsheila Mar 29, 2018

George is an amazing story about finding yourself and being brave enough to hope others will except you.

SPPL_Anna Mar 26, 2018

Beautiful book, just beautiful.

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_Liz 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!

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!

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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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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