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George
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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RiaWritten
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Happy Coming Out Day! I'm going to be spending mine mostly doing homework but also hopefully reading this. For anyone who doesn't know I am asexual, panromantic, and gender questioning (they/them pronouns please).

4thhouseontheleft I love this book. 6d
audraelizabeth I loved the book. As a heterosexual, i found it very insightful. 6d
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jesseastin
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My friend, a middle school librarian, was reading this middle reader book about George, who secretly knows she is really Melissa, so I picked it up. Sensitive portrayal of a transgender child coming out to family and friends. I found it interesting that her entire family had been expecting her to announce she was gay, not transgender. I expect it would be a good discussion book about acceptance and being yourself for middle readers.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️George is a story of a kid who realizes that she is a girl, not a boy. All she wants is to play Charlotte in the school play and the school won‘t let her. Even though the book is called George she constantly referring to herself as Melissa. She also has the most amazing best friend named kelly who is always there and supportive. George teaches you about love, acceptance, friendship and to don‘t be to quick to judge.

JennyM George ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 1mo
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Jovy
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I loved the simple, hopeful message in this book. Be who you are. Be supportive. Be kind! May it give comfort, courage and confidence to all the Georges out there. #Booked2019 #diversemiddlegrade

TrishB Exactly my feelings when I read this! 2mo
Cinfhen Lovely review 🎉sounds like an uplifting book 2mo
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mandarchy
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Who holds your Kindle?

readingjedi Not Godzilla & now I feel wholly inadequate 😭🤣 2mo
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nelehelen
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Mehso-so

3/5
A very important story to tell and to read. I fell in love with George and her story. But, I didn‘t love the writing. I also felt it ended too neatly and abruptly. It‘s great that George‘s mom and brother accept her for who she is. However, I would‘ve loved to have seen how George dealt with being Melissa at school or in other situations with others that are not family or your best friend.

#Booked2019

nelehelen @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage this is for the diverse middle grade prompt! 2mo
Cinfhen I think that‘s where the middle grade comes into play... tidy endings 🎀 2mo
nelehelen @Cinfhen yea i can see that. I don‘t usually read middle grade so have to shift my expectations. 2mo
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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! 3mo
Balibee146 Must read ❤️❤️ 3mo
Kalalalatja It is such a great read! 3mo
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Cinfhen I‘ve only seen glowing reviews 😁 3mo
RaimeyGallant Is this a graphic novel? 3mo
TrishB @Cinfhen can‘t fault it 😁 3mo
TrishB @RaimeyGallant no, it‘s ‘middle grade‘ but not graphic novel. 3mo
Cathythoughts Another ✅. You are flying it 3mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts lovely little read 👍🏻 3mo
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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! 3mo
Hestapleton @TrishB It‘s so good! And also fits prompts for the Read Harder and Reading Women reading challenges! 3mo
TrishB My daughter has it and says it‘s great too 👍🏻 3mo
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wanderinglynn You‘re review sold me. Stacked! 👍🏻 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ve only seen the most glowing reviews and the author is meant to be pretty awesome as well 🏳️‍🌈 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick for this prompt! 3mo
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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. 4mo
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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 ♥️ 5mo
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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 5mo
TaylorMay Aww this book is adorable. You should definitely be able to get through it tonight. I couldn't put it down 5mo
Clwojick @TaylorMay yup! Just finished it! I loved it 😍 5mo
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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! 7mo
Tamra Yay! 7mo
Christine Aww how great! 7mo
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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! 7mo
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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!!!!! 9mo
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. 9mo
ErikaB Thank you for posting this - I needed some good news today! 🌈 9mo
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GypsyKat @ErikaB I‘m always happy to spread good news! ❤️ 9mo
GypsyKat @Reggie Teaching empathy is so important! 9mo
Tamra I‘m glad there is this at least. 9mo
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... 9mo
GypsyKat @ravenlee Yes, absolutely! 9mo
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JennyM
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❤️ George ❤️

✔️ for #Booked2019 #DiverseMiddleGrade

TrishB My daughter has this one! She enjoyed it too. 9mo
JennyM @TrishB ooo, it‘s so good, and I‘m so glad we have middle grade books like these. 9mo
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!! 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft I love this book! Did you know it has been on the list of the top 10 banned books? 😠 9mo
JennyM @4thhouseontheleft I didn‘t know that, and now I‘m even more happy I read it. 9mo
Trashcanman Thanks for all the hearts 4mo
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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 9mo
4thhouseontheleft I love this book. Excellent choice for the diverse MG prompt! 9mo
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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. 9mo
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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😋 11mo
kgriffith @LittleBug I decided I needed rolls to go with my fish chowder :) https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/buttery-bread-machine-rolls-65340 11mo
LittleBug Rolls are always good😉 11mo
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 😋 11mo
LittleBug Rising always takes too long, doesn‘t it?😜 I love baking bread or rolls, but the waiting...🙈☺️🙈 11mo
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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. 11mo
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. 11mo
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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. 11mo
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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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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?" 13mo
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... 13mo
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. 13mo
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. 13mo
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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 💗💗 13mo
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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. 13mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👍🏻📚 13mo
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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 👋👁️👁️🤗 13mo
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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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Listener15
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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. 1y
Megnogged I did! And a button! 😄 1y
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