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George - Alex Gino

10/5/2015 ** An absolutely beautiful middle grade story about a girl who wants to play Charlotte in the class play - but isn't allowed to audition for the part. This is a book in which we can all find ourselves. There is a best friend who accepts George for who she is; there's a class bully who taunts and fights George for acting differently than he believes she should; there's the class queen who attempts to sway others' opinions.


Oh, and the reason George isn't allowed to audition - she's in a boy's body. This is story about a fourth grader who happens to be transgender. It's lovingly told and highly empathetic. While this is a book about an important issue, it is also a beautiful middle grade novel for all children.