This book is so heartwarming and important. At first, I didn't think I would be able to read it bc it's written for younger kids but I was swept up in Melissa's/George's feelings. I LOVED the sibling relationship and how older brothers can be a pain but ultimately have your back. And, I also really loved Melissa's/George's relationship with his BFF. Kids just accept unless taught otherwise. I do wish that the story continued, but maybe in the future.— Audrey H.
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.
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"Insightful...it'll resonate with anyone who has ever felt different." - People Magazine
"George is a timely book for parents to share and discuss with their children, whether dealing with similar issues or simply to foster understanding." - Entertainment Weekly
* "Warm, funny, and inspiring." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Profound, moving, and-as Charlotte would say-radiant..." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "A required purchase for any collection that serves a middle grade population." -- School Library Journal, starred review
* "[A] sensitive, insightful portrayal of a transgender child coming to terms with gender identity." -- Booklist, starred review
"Readers going through a similar experience will feel that they are no longer alone, and cisgender (non-transgender) readers may gain understanding and empathy." -- BookPage
"Reading this breathtaking debut should be a requirement for living." #6 on the Indie Next Autumn '15 List - Marisa DiNovis, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC