Synopses & Reviews
Be who you are.
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.
"Pair this important addition to the slender but growing body of transgender fiction with Ami Polonsky’s Gracefully Grayson." Booklist (Starred Review)
"A coda to the Charlotte's Web story, in which George presents herself
as a girl for the first time, is deeply moving in its simplicity and
joy. Warm, funny, and inspiring." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"Profound, moving, and — as Charlotte would say — radiant, this book will stay with anyone lucky enough to find it." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"A required purchase for any collection that serves a middle grade population." School Library Journal, (Starred Review)
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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