George (Hardcover)

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George knows that she is a girl. She has known this since she was very young, but in the eyes of the people around her, even those closest to her, she is a boy. A fourth grade production of Charlotte’s Web is the catalyst she needs for her journey outward to live as her true self. George desperately wants to play the part of Charlotte, a character with which she strongly identifies. Her best friend encourages her, but her mother, teacher, and classmates need a bit more convincing before they can be truly supportive.

 

George is a beautiful and poignant portrayal of growing up different.

— From Holiday Picks 2015

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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.

About the Author


Alex Gino loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive. George is their first novel. For more about Alex, please visit www.alexgino.com.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9780545812542
ISBN-10: 0545812542
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: August 25th, 2015
Pages: 208
Language: English