George

Gino, A. (2015). George. NY: Scholastic Press.

Stonewall Book Award for Children’s (2016)
California Book Award Gold Medal for Juvenile (2015)
Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Middle Grade & Children’s (2015)

This is an easy read that could be started and finished in a day, but that’s in order to find out more about George, not only because it’s a thin book! So who is George? 24612624She’s physically a boy, but thinks … What if I’m a girl?

Navigating third grade proves to be sticky at times while George is trying to figure everything out and fend off typical bullies at school at the same time. It’s awesome that her bestie, Kelly, is by her side. Kelly is the epitome of a friend who truly listens and embraces the truth, She even celebrates it. George’s family is great, too.

George could make a fantastic handbook for how one is suppose to behave when someone they love thinks they’re transgender. George has an older brother who respects who George is. “Oh. Ohhh. Ohhhhhhhhh,” he says, and looks at George as if she finally makes sense to him. It made George feel incredibly blessed and thankful to have him as an older brother.

A sweet book that shows how acceptance can make everyone’s lives richer.

BE WHO YOU ARE.

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