Summary of george by alex gino
George by Alex GinoWhen people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows shes not a boy. She knows shes a girl.
George thinks shell have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlottes Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she cant even try out for the part . . . because shes 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.
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BOOK REVIEW: GEORGE BY ALEX GINO
To everyone around her, George is a boy. And it is becoming increasingly painful to keep that knowledge to herself, especially in the very gendered environment of grade school. But when her teacher refuses to let her audition for the part, all looks lost. Until her best friend Kelly gets the part, and hatches a plan. Through well-fleshed out characters, George explores how even well-intentioned adults can be insensitive to the ways in which a gender nonconforming child might feel about themself and the larger world, and allows for surprisingly positive responses from some characters, while also showing how some may initially react with confusion, discomfort, and fear, even when they love the child. The novel does not gloss over how difficult those first steps toward self-identifying can be for a gender nonconforming child, but, even in its honesty, it offers hope.
Thanks to the internet, television and books, there is a greater opportunity to learn more about subjects like gender identity issues in children. There is also a TV show about transgender teen Jazz Jennings. Plus numerous middle grade novels for year-olds, and young adult novels for 12 and older. I finally had an opportunity to read a middle grade novel that has been on my TBR to be read pile for awhile now. Not every parent will want their child reading this or any book about gender identity issues.
When people look at George, they see a boy. But George knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces.
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George has a secret. Not to be deterred, George and her best friend Kelly come up with a plan that will give George the voice she needs to be her true self once and for all., George is a children's novel about a young transgender girl written by Alex Gino. Alex Gino wrote George because it "was a book [they] wanted to read" growing up.