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George | Alex Gino
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.
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TrishB
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Important book and topic to be out there. A good read for starting conversations. ❤️George. I thought the level of acceptance in this book was the really important message.
#diversemiddlegrade #booked2019

BarbaraTheBibliophage I need to read this one also! 2d
Balibee146 Must read ❤️❤️ 2d
Kalalalatja It is such a great read! 2d
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Cinfhen I‘ve only seen glowing reviews 😁 2d
RaimeyGallant Is this a graphic novel? 2d
TrishB @Cinfhen can‘t fault it 😁 2d
TrishB @RaimeyGallant no, it‘s ‘middle grade‘ but not graphic novel. 2d
Cathythoughts Another ✅. You are flying it 2d
TrishB @Cathythoughts lovely little read 👍🏻 1d
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Hestapleton
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It‘s fine I‘m just WEEPING at my desk. So absolutely heartwarming. We all need to remember to be boldly ourselves. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book 20/30 for #BFCR2 and #diversemiddlegrade for #booked2019

TrishB I think I‘m probably going to go with this one for that prompt too! 5d
Hestapleton @TrishB It‘s so good! And also fits prompts for the Read Harder and Reading Women reading challenges! 5d
TrishB My daughter has it and says it‘s great too 👍🏻 5d
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wanderinglynn You‘re review sold me. Stacked! 👍🏻 5d
Cinfhen I‘ve only seen the most glowing reviews and the author is meant to be pretty awesome as well 🏳️‍🌈 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick for this prompt! 4d
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Krisjericho
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My review of this gem is way too long, so I‘ll link you to my Goodreads review here:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1551848442

Scochrane26 This is a great book. My school librarian put it in the library. 1mo
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sophierayton
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This book is nicely done. It's middle grade, so it's a bit idealistic, cutesy and sweet, but I think it's an important book to be out there and I'm sure lots of kids will enjoy it.

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Clwojick
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Opening the front cover and seeing this put an instant smile on my face, and made my heart feel warm. 💗

It got me thinking about how lately authors are using an epigram, rather than a specific dedication, to get a special message across, right from the first page of the book. When I see a really good epigram, I tend to immediately fall in love with the book. Anyone else like that?

#WinningEpigram
#WinningDedication
♥️🧡💛💚💙💜

JennyM ♥️ George ♥️ 2mo
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Clwojick
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I‘ve been meaning to read this for ages, and thanks to #MayMadness I finally got around to it.

There‘s something to be said for writing about such a necessary yet hushed subject, and doing it in a way that will hit home no matter what your age, gender, or sexual identity. This book had me smiling, laughing, cheering, and crying. I almost want to read it again already. ♥️🧡💛💚💙💜

#maymadness #BannedBooks #transgender #informative

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Clwojick
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Starting (and hopefully finishing) this one tonight for #BannedBooks week of #MayMadness ♥️ I totally didn‘t realize that‘s it‘s due back tomorrow, so hopefully I can fly through it. 🤣

RadicalReader Book due dates can certainly be a surprise 2mo
TaylorMay Aww this book is adorable. You should definitely be able to get through it tonight. I couldn't put it down 2mo
Clwojick @TaylorMay yup! Just finished it! I loved it 😍 2mo
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audraelizabeth
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I feel like this is a must read for everyone. As someone who is straight and known very few transgender people, there were statements made that made me cringe and increased my understanding of their lives. #bookriotreadharderchallenge2019 a novel by a trans or nonbinary author

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audraelizabeth
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cjbattiste
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Not a quote, but a beautiful dedication of a book.

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cjbattiste
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Many comments on this book have been that it is a great read for anyone who has felt “different” even in the slightest bit.

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cjbattiste
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This books seems so interesting and SO relevant to today‘s society. I think this book is extremely appropriate for any child who might be having these kind of thoughts. It‘s not something that can just be brushed under the rug - it must be addressed. And what better way to address such a serious topic through literature.

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Madimccrady22
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Then she closed the door and collapsed face first onto her bed, her hands crossed over her head, pressing her elbows to her ears and wishing she were some else, anyone else.

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Madimccrady22
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This is an adorable story on how a young boy deals with wanting to become a transgender. This could help my children to understand this trouble for some people.

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Madimccrady22
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George by Alex Gino is a realistic fiction book that was published in 2015. His sis a story about a boy named George who knows he shouldn‘t be a boy but should be a girl. This is a story of how George is dealing with wanting to become a girl. George has a best friend named Kelly and they come up with a plan on how to help George get Charlotte in the play Charlotte‘s web. During the play is when George will show who he truly is.

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BookInMyHands
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Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility. Today we got to meet Alex Gino, author of “George!”

Reviewsbylola So cool! 4mo
Tamra Yay! 4mo
Christine Aww how great! 4mo
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CassidyCantrell
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Really loved seeing this when I opened the book! This would catch many children‘s eyes from ages 9-14ish. When puberty hits and everyone is going through changes

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CassidyCantrell
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-contemporary realistic fiction
This book allows children to see the differences in other and always be caring. Even this girls teacher won‘t let her be a certain part in the play because “she‘s a boy”

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keyleannhawk1
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I think this quote is important because it is a question that children are facing these days and they need to know they aren‘t alone.

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keyleannhawk1
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I thought it was interesting to incorporate this part due to the child being so young and this being a little much in my opinion for the child to be exposed to.

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keyleannhawk1
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Published in 2015, this realistic fiction book is about a child who was born as a boy, but identifies and feels as if they are a girl. It dives into the struggles of being accepted for who they are and it is relatable for children in society today. The book freely illuminates the problems and issues of growing up in today‘s world and provides a controversial topic of sexuality to be dealt with in a pretty open way.

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MelissaSue81
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What a lovely little story. I got teary eyed a few times. Being that it is a middle grade book, I think a lot of it was overly simplified, but the author does try to make a realistic picture of George‘s struggle. #readharderchallenge #nonbinaryauthor

sk888888 I chose this one for the challenge too! 4mo
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MaggieCarr
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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. #happyendings #ReadHarderChallenge

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GypsyKat
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I love when a ban like this is shot down!
🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🌈

https://bookstr.com/parents-stop-ban-transgender-childrens-book

LibrarianRyan Yes!!!!! 6mo
Reggie Omg, there is a customer at work who is always checking complaining about how the government wants to take away his guns but wants to teach kids about transtesticles. Which I always want to say well maybe if kids learn that there are other people different from themselves they can develop empathy and later on they don‘t have so much fear and hate of the different they feel the need to pick up a gun. But that‘s just me crazy talking. 6mo
ErikaB Thank you for posting this - I needed some good news today! 🌈 6mo
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GypsyKat @ErikaB I‘m always happy to spread good news! ❤️ 6mo
GypsyKat @Reggie Teaching empathy is so important! 6mo
Tamra I‘m glad there is this at least. 6mo
ravenlee I love that bit about how some people would rather keep a book away from everyone than have a conversation with their own kids. I see that in so many arguments: public breastfeeding, gay marriage, transgender rights... 6mo
GypsyKat @ravenlee Yes, absolutely! 6mo
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JennyM
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❤️ George ❤️

✔️ for #Booked2019 #DiverseMiddleGrade

TrishB My daughter has this one! She enjoyed it too. 6mo
JennyM @TrishB ooo, it‘s so good, and I‘m so glad we have middle grade books like these. 6mo
TrishB She‘s a bit older now but still reads a bit of everything. Though it‘s all text books at the moment as big exams coming up!! 6mo
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4thhouseontheleft I love this book! Did you know it has been on the list of the top 10 banned books? 😠 6mo
JennyM @4thhouseontheleft I didn‘t know that, and now I‘m even more happy I read it. 6mo
Trashcanman Thanks for all the hearts 2mo
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Sarz
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4.5 ⭐
My first read in 2019 is this heartbreakingly sad but gorgeous story of a young trans girl trying to figure out where she belongs in the world. Every young person should read this and think about what it means to be different.
It's also my "diverse middle grade" read for #booked2019 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I‘ve heard really good things about this book. I hope to read it this year 7mo
4thhouseontheleft I love this book. Excellent choice for the diverse MG prompt! 7mo
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Soubhiville
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George is a sweet and thoughtful transgendered child trying to be brave enough to make her mom and friend understand who she is inside. I think this is a great middle grade look at diversity and acceptance. #queerbooks

Crinoline_Laphroaig This was such a great book. I read it for Banned Book Week. 7mo
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allisontshannon
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important book for all trans children. beautifully written.

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kgriffith
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“You don‘t have to take it off, you can change UNDER it! Skirts are awesome like that.”
This book is just 😍😍😍

LittleBug What are you baking? Looks good😋 9mo
kgriffith @LittleBug I decided I needed rolls to go with my fish chowder :) https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/buttery-bread-machine-rolls-65340 9mo
LittleBug Rolls are always good😉 9mo
kgriffith @LittleBug I got ahead of myself and stuck them in the oven before the second rise. Thankfully I was using my google home hub and it showed me the next instruction even though I was ready to call it good 😋 9mo
LittleBug Rising always takes too long, doesn‘t it?😜 I love baking bread or rolls, but the waiting...🙈☺️🙈 9mo
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kgriffith
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“If you‘re gonna be transgender and all, you‘re going to have to be a lot more careful. You won‘t be able to throw up on every bully you meet.”
“I could try.”
😂🤢

LiteraryinLititz I love this book so much. Alex Gino has some great interviews that are worth seeing, too. I read their newest book and it was solid but not as amazing as George. 9mo
kgriffith @LiteraryinLititz I‘ll take a look for the interviews! This was just such a lovely little palate cleanser after this utter shitshow of a month for my trans fam. 9mo
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Audrey
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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 contd, but maybe in the future.

Chrissyreadit Yes- Kids just accept! My daughter and her friends are so accepting and embracing of each other and others I‘m astounded. It‘s so hard at times to get past the wiring from my upbringing but I look at them and know it is turning into a better, kinder, more loving world. 9mo
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SandraG
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I‘m a late comer to this book, but I enjoyed it! It starts out a little heavy, but then it turns age appropriate! Teachers please add this book to your libraries, but read it first because the questions will come! Yaaaayyyy for Melissa!🌈

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LaurenReads
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I loved this book! Every teacher should read this - it really has me thinking about how I interact with and unintentionally label my students.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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George deals with a complicated topic in a respectful and tasteful manor. My favorite scene is George talking to her brother. What an awesome big bother to have. #bannedbooksweek

Crinoline_Laphroaig I was confused though when George gets punched in the stomach at school. The teacher at the time asks if she is okay but after that no one does. Not the Principal or her mother. I literally yelled at adult book characters "She was punched in the stomach, hard enough to make her throw up and that doesn't even warrant a trip to the School Nurse (I'm old do schools even have nurses anymore) or the emergency room?" 10mo
RealLifeReading Haven‘t read this book before but I have been meaning to. Will definitely get a copy soon. Also my kids‘ elementary school does have a nurse but she‘s only there on certain days as she looks after several schools... 10mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @RealLifeReading I wondered. I never hear anyone talk about going to the nurse these days. I must ask my niece who has school aged kids. 10mo
VioletBramble I'm a nurse. Some of the nurses I work with at the hospital, who work nights, also work part time days as school nurses. Here in NYC schools have to have full time nurses as the city has a large number of diabetic students and special needs students. 10mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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"My point is, it takes a special person to cry over a book. It shows compassion as well as imagination...Don't ever lose that."
#bannedbooksweek #standforthebanned #freedomtoread #ireadbannedbooks #rebelreader

GripLitGrl 💗💗 10mo
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AlobelThee
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#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn
1. On the 2017 Top 10 🕸 George was my banned read. This would have been great for me as a kid, then discovering Alice Cooper musicals. I adored Charlotte's Web!
2. Quick reread 😱 Me Tie Dough-ty Walker! (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark)
3. On the 2017 🔜 The Hate U Give.
4. Recent & classics positively educate. Gender I.D. is one topic (plus 'I am Jazz') needing a chance for open minds 🤓 possibly with spiders 🕷

AlobelThee On the topic of Scary Stories (reprinted with less scary illustrations) 👻 I sure was drawn in to horror, and handling it well. Kids know where their interest are; avoiding horror, or sure looking for the best. 10mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👍🏻📚 10mo
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Branwen
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Happy banned books week, littens! 📚 Today I started this book which is about a young transgender girl. Such a beautiful and powerful story. What banned books are you guys reading this week? #bannedbooksweek

Trashcanman 👋👁️👁️🤗 10mo
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BookInMyHands
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It‘s “Read Banned Books” week! Today I presented on intellectual freedom with Charles Brownstein of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. I spoke about Oregon Battle of the Books and our experience after we added “George” by Alex Gino to our 2019 book list.

One of my favorite things Brownstein said today was, “Intellectual freedom means you get to make up your own mind about your own mind.”

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tomcat
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Great elementary school level book about a trans girl!

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Listy
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Finished the Binti trilogy and I have feeeeeels. Next on deck... more feels! #24in48

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LibrarianRyan
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I have no real clue what I will read for #24in48, but here is my pile of overdue library books. So I bet I read one of these. Plus I have a plethora of GN galleys on my iPad. And just to be on the safe side I downloaded 2 audio books from Hoopla so I can get other things done.

The two books on the very bottom I read and just need to post my reviews here (Wildcard and Mr Lemoncello's Library Olympics)

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Megnogged
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Lucky coincidence I had this one out for the library. Perfect read for #pridemonth while I wait for day 2 of #bookcon to start!! 📖🌈 #weneeddiversebooks

mrozzz Did you grab a pride bookmark yet? At scholastic I think. 14mo
Megnogged I did! And a button! 😄 14mo
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BookInMyHands
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I‘m on the Oregon Battle of the Books committee, and I got to be part of the team that selected a book about a transgender child for a competitive (and voluntary) reading program.

We‘ve made the New York Times now, and yesterday I was on the radio with Oregon Public Broadcasting. The best part of the show was my friend Holly and her daughter Evie.

I‘ll post the link in the comments.

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Bklover Yes!!👏👏👏👏👏 1y
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ephemeralwaltz 👏👏👏👏🔥🔥 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk As a Battle of the Books coach in rural North Carolina where our county regularly chooses to exclude books from the state list if they have cuss words in them, I salute and celebrate you!!! 1y
LibrarianRyan I read that article (or a similar one) on Friday. Amazing. I bought George for my library when it first came out, but I have now requested the book so I can read it. I totally stand behind you and your committee,!!! 1y
Peddler410 So glad this is on your list — bravo to you and your committee! I read George right when it came out. I loved it. I have a current 3rd grader who I would have no problem giving this book to—she knows I‘m there to answer questions and ask them while she‘s reading. (edited) 1y
emtobiasz That article is very good, as is the book. Good on you and your team for choosing it! 1y
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AlobelThee
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I'm really grateful to see more in growing support of the singular 'they' as a gender neutral pronoun. (Alex Gino relating to GenderQueer, with their book about a Trans girl) -- I know the grammar struggles that gave me some poor experiences. The first positive time I was asked "What are your pronouns?" was at a Hot Topic fashion store. ? I tend to say 'either is okay' but since then, getting myself forward and thanking them for understanding. ?

LiteraryinLititz Thanks for sharing this. I agree that I‘m seeing much more sensitivity about pronouns: asking about preferences and sticking to them. I love this book and am excited that it‘s on my school‘s summer reading list. 1y
AlobelThee @LiteraryinLititz Glad to share! 🙂 So awesome to hear this book is making the school summer reading lists! 💖 1y
JacqMac I have a kid who‘s working on coming out as trans. It‘s a hard road sometimes. I think we might be entering the pronoun changing area soon. He loves the way he‘s treated in Hot Topic. I shared your story and it made him smile. Thank you. 1y
AlobelThee @JacqMac Glad to share! 🙂 I visit Hot Topic once or twice every month; enjoying chats with the great people there. I always find neat trinkets for crafty projects, plus the coolest in fashion. It's a great feeling to connect with people relating! 💕 1y
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AlobelThee
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I noticed a new iBooks update, that may have added Alex Gino's great FAQ after the story, as written in the #TransBooks perspective of George fully knowing herself. This story explains gender dysphoric emotions deeply and really well, with a positive and very realistic insight for young kids questioning gender, and finding their true self. 🕸 Do read Charlotte's Web, for the school play theme ☺️ I totally relate to the memories!

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AlobelThee
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I'm mid-through the hard road, cheering for George as Charlotte for the school play. 🕸 Cheerleading sure has me thinking of Alice Cooper. 😄 There's got to be a dancing spider sequel series! 🕷 I am enjoying the read, keeping on in a Cooper groove.

SkeletonKey One of my favorite albums 😆 1y
AlobelThee @SkeletonKey I gladly got into Alice Cooper from my dad's records 😄 having the Nightmare album on a Walkman cassette tape, and tending to run the ending tracks on low-battery slow-mo. 1y
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Cosyreader
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Book 1 for the #4in48readathon finished! 🏳️‍🌈 beautiful story about a trans-girl who comes out to her family and friends - this should be required reading at school 😊

Andrew65 Well done! 1y
Cosyreader @Andrew65 thank you 🤗 1y
AmyG A wonderful book. 1y
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TheReadingMermaid Woo hoo!!! 🎉 1y
LiteraryinLititz I agree. Love this book! It‘s on my school‘s summer reading list this year, which I‘m psyched about. Hope the kids like it as much as I do! 1y
Cosyreader @LiteraryinLititz yay that‘s great! 1y
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MiyakoBunny
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4🌟🌟🌟🌟This is a beautiful story 🌈🌈🌈 I ❤️‘d it to pieces! Highly recommend & long to see more books 📚 like this in schools and on shelves everywhere 😍😍😍

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