Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
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.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
Chrissyreadit
George | Alex Gino
post image

I‘ve been asked for resources to support parents when children are questioning and/or exploring gender identity. I appreciate any and all info you can suggest. This is for a clinical site so I think non fiction around identity and development would also be helpful. Thank you!

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Julian is a Mermaid. I‘m not sure who the author is, but it‘s a really cute book for families of slightly younger children to read together. Maybe 10 year old and under? 4w
LibrarianRyan First off, they are new: He's my Mom. Also She's My Dad. It's about parents transitioning. I am Jess, George (the author has asked that the title bechange to Melissa's story). Jacob's New Book. Red. Morris Micklewhite and the Trangerine Dress (not necessary Trans, but it could fit). Gracefully Grason. Jack not Jackie. The Pants Project. Lily and Dunkin. The Gender Creative Child. Call Me Max. Neither. Beyond Magenta. Born Ready. The 3w
LibrarianRyan The Sissy Duckling. My Princess Boy. The Boy with the Pink Hair. It's Okay to be different (parr). Peanut Goes for the Gold. I'm Not a girl. and My Sister Daisy (which is about a brother getting to know his new sister, who was once his brother)/ 3w
Kenyazero Trans Like Me (CN Lester) might be a good resource as well, though the focus is on the trans experience, not parenting specifically. 3w
54 likes5 comments
review
Zoes_Human
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

When I found out that Jamie Clayton of Sense8 was the narrator for this, it was absolutely time for a reread. Still love the book as much as ever, and her narration was everything I had hoped for!

blurb
Sharpeipup
George | Alex Gino
post image

I had to “save” a cupcake while reading this afternoon…right?? #halloweendecor

BethM Totally 1mo
Sharpeipup @BethM thanks! 1mo
Tamra Good deed done. 1mo
Gissy Nice photo!👌👻🖤🖤🖤 1mo
40 likes4 comments
review
ErraticElle
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

Heartbreaking & heart-warming middle grade. Following a young transsexual female who is not “out“ to her family or friends, this story was so gently told. Viewing the struggle of gender identity in someone so young is something so unique. Incredibly well-written for middle grade, but also can be highly impactful for adults. An OwnVoices story that feels authentic & believable. The lessons of understanding & acceptance are incredibly well told.

blurb
GondorGirl
George | Alex Gino
post image

Reading the tagged book in September filled in the last space on my #BeatTheBacklist2021 card! This was a really fun challenge and I read a few things I otherwise wouldn't have. I'll probably see about doing it again in 2022.

review
Zoe-h
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

Another reread for #BannedBookWeek .

This is banned for conflicting with some religious viewpoints, LGBTQIA+ content, and not reflecting “the values of our community”.

This book tells the story of Melissa (formerly George), a trans girl, and how she wants to play Charlotte in a school production of Charlotte‘s Web. 5⭐️

LibrarianRyan I wonder if the publisher will change the title and cover art. The author has asked that readers change the title to Melissa's story. I think it's a sweet sentiment, but a little hard to do. I mean Agatha Christy did it with 10 Little Indians (now And then There Were None). But other authors have not been as successful. 2mo
12 likes1 comment
quote
Zoe-h
George | Alex Gino
post image

Scochrane26 Loved this book 2mo
13 likes1 comment
blurb
Crinoline_Laphroaig
George | Alex Gino
post image

I have to admit part of why I celebrate #BannedBooksWeek is that it makes me feel like a Rebellious Teenager again sneaking books past my mother.

But having grown up in home that thought the only thing you needed to read was the Bible and religious literature I know the importance of Books to open your mind to new ideas and other people's stories.
👊📖👧🏻

#rebelreader
#top10challengedbooks
#mymotherwouldnotapprove

Smrloomis 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 yes!!! 2mo
GingerAntics It breaks my heart to think of all the great literature kids miss in homes like these. Ugh. I‘m so glad you snuck other books. 2mo
56 likes2 comments
blurb
GondorGirl
George | Alex Gino
post image

1. I got to pet a chihuahua/dachshund puppy and she was SO CUTE! ??

2. Halloween season starts on September 1st! ?

3. My 'niece' suggested the tagged book, so of course I'm going to check it out. Plus, it will fill the "banned book" requirement for #BeatTheBacklist2021.

Tag, you're it @CrowCAH !

#ThoughtfulThursdsy @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Awww puppy 🐶 🧡 Thanks for playing 🌻📖🍁 3mo
RedxoHearts Puppies are the best! Growing up my childhood dog was a chihuahua/dachshund mix. Now I have 3 dogs and the youngest is a long haired mini dachshund. 3mo
GondorGirl @RedxoHearts I love dogs so much! My grandparents always had dachshunds when I was a kid, so I have fond memories of them. 3mo
CrowCAH Thanks for the tag! I‘m making a post! 3mo
28 likes4 comments
blurb
Zoes_Human
George | Alex Gino
post image

Put together a “Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020” display for work. My favorite that I‘ve done so far 🥰

kspenmoll This is wonderful! 5mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
See All 10 Comments
4thhouseontheleft I‘m not surprised to see Stamped on the list with all the conservative outcry over what they construe as “critical race theory”. Ibram X Kendi just did a talk to educators in our school district, and NC state legislatures threw a fit, and took quotes from Stamped out of context to back up their outcry 🙄 (edited) 5mo
Zoes_Human @4thhouseontheleft I‘m disappointed but not surprised as well. The irony of quotes being taken out of context is that one of the reasons given for challenging the book is “selective storytelling”. 5mo
Leftcoastzen Wow , wonderful ! I was stunned by how powerful the Bluest Eye was when I first read it . 5mo
Zoes_Human @Leftcoastzen Thanks! I loved everything on here that I‘ve read. I‘ll probably read the rest eventually. 5mo
ravenlee @4thhouseontheleft @Zoes_Human I overheard some blowhard recently “explaining” critical race theory to his teacher companion (who at least pretended she didn‘t know what he was talking about) as teaching kids to hate white people. No, old greasy white dude, pretty sure you‘re doing that yourself. 5mo
Zoes_Human @ravenlee That always seems to be the response to fighting racism. *smh* 5mo
29 likes10 comments
review
LibrarianRyan
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

4 ⭐
I can see why so many people love this book. George is a girl. She knows she is a girl. However, everyone in her family and at school see her as a biological boy. George‘s deepest desire is to live as herself, but to also be Charlotte in the school play. But Charlotte the spider is a girl's part. So that may not happen. I love how open Geroge‘s best friend is.

Scochrane26 I love this book! 5mo
44 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Bakingbookworm
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

Happy Pride Month! This simple but poignant junior fiction novel packs quite a punch as it introduces younger readers to issues facing transgendered kids.

This sweet and informative story is not to be missed.

Review: https://bit.ly/GeorgeBookReview

LibrarianRyan I just finished that book last weekend. It was so great. 5mo
Bakingbookworm @LibrarianRyan It was a cute read. It had slight Wonder vibes but no one, not even George, can steal my heart from Auggie. George is a character I will continue to think about. 5mo
LibrarianRyan @Bakingbookworm The thing that got me was the “after school special“ ending. That was about the only thing I didn't like. 5mo
18 likes4 comments
review
Bookish_Gal
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

Emotional. I was tearing up at the end, going through George‘s mental transitioning to be Melissa. How much she wants to play Charlotte in the play, with her best friends encouragement, was well played by both kids. I felt bad for the mom, always saying your be my little boy with George hurting inside saying no, I‘m a girl. For a book written for young audience, this was so simple and heart wrenching. Just like Charlottes story
#bannedbook

10 likes1 stack add
blurb
Bookish_Gal
George | Alex Gino
post image

This is the most challenged/banned book in 2020. I think 2019, too. So obviously I had to find it. Found, and supported, a wonderful indie Bookstore. George is a girl in a boys body who wants to the part of Charlotte in the schools upcoming play.
Statement from official Banned Books Webpage it is challenged “for LGBTQIA+ content, conflicting with a religious viewpoint, and not reflecting “the values of our community.” #bannedbooks

Zoe-h Loved that one! 7mo
11 likes1 comment
review
Zoe-h
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

I actually finished this last night, my mind was still spinning from the WandaVision finale and I forgot to post it! I needed a short book to read before I had a chance to go to the library. George was short, but one of the better books I‘ve read this year. 5⭐️

Bookish_Gal This is on my banned books list to read. Eventually. Also, that finale has me going!! (edited) 8mo
12 likes1 comment
blurb
mandarchy
George | Alex Gino
post image

My library just received these amazing gifts. #GLSEN

Kenyazero This is a great collection! 9mo
mandarchy @Kenyazero Yes! I just received this from the Washington State chapter of GLSEN. I'm so happy. 9mo
Kenyazero @mandarchy That's awesome! 9mo
35 likes3 comments
review
TheBookAddict
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

So...it made me shed my first tears of 2021.

George is a 4th grader who knows he‘s a girl, but is having a hard time making everyone else see and understand she‘s a girl. It‘s heartbreaking to witness her struggle, but you can‘t help but to cheer for her. It‘s a must read for everyone.

#YesiReads #middlegrade #mustread #diversebooks #lgbtq+

#LitsyAtoZ #LitsyAtoZ2021 #AbecedarianTBR #AbecedarianTBR2021 #G
@BookishMarginalia

27 likes1 stack add
quote
TheBookAddict
George | Alex Gino
post image

“Sometimes transgender people don‘t get rights.”

Well, there go my first tears of 2021...

#YesiReads #MiddleGrade #diversebooks
#LitsyAtoZ2021 #AbecedarianTBR2021 #LitsyAtoZ #abecedariantbr
@BookishMarginalia

blurb
TheBookAddict
George | Alex Gino
post image

I‘ve decided to join the #BFC21, I think it will motivate me to be positive, stay motivated, and improve my health. Thank you @wanderinglynn for hosting it!

January Goals

1) 4 books/month -starting with the tagged book
2) 10 mins. of yoga everyday, do something nice for myself everyday, and be in bed by 9:30.

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 Especially the be nice goal. 👍🏻 And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 11mo
TheBookAddict @wanderinglynn 😊 thank you, I do appreciate it. 💜💜 11mo
BethM Great idea about bedtime! 11mo
See All 6 Comments
TheBookAddict @BethM thanks! I‘m trying to not be so tired and grumpy in the mornings. 😆 🤦🏽‍♀️ 11mo
kspenmoll Bed time a struggle for me. I am naturally a night owl, but have to be at work by 7:00 am! 11mo
TheBookAddict @kspenmoll 😆 same! It is a struggle. 11mo
31 likes6 comments
blurb
cewilf
George | Alex Gino
post image

Next up! Another book I hadn‘t heard of before last week. I‘m also almost at my reach reading goal, which seemed so far away earlier this year when I didn‘t pick up a book for a few months 😱 I usually aim for 50 with the ultimate goal of 75, but I‘ve never made it past 54. I‘m sitting at 73 right now 📚

KathyWheeler I had a hard time reading in July; because I was sick and couldn‘t concentrate, all I felt like doing was watching fluff tv. I‘ve managed to catch up these last few months too, which I also thought I wouldn‘t be able to do. Yay for us! 😊 11mo
McFarchie Love this book! 11mo
Sarahreadstoomuch I loved this one, and if you do too - there is a companion book 11mo
cewilf @KathyWheeler that‘s wonderful! It‘s been quite a year. I‘m glad to hear you caught up too! 11mo
cewilf @Sarahreadstoomuch awesome, thank you! I will be adding that to my list 😬 11mo
25 likes5 comments
review
MatchlessMarie
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

Loved the tagged book that I finally finished that I started during banned books week. So close to a bingo!

🧡🖤

Also watched season 1 episode 3 of Murder She Wrote +11 pts #teamslaughter #scarathlon2020 #bookspinbingo #OutstandingOctober #Screamathon

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 13mo
Clwojick You're doing great! 🎉 ☠Way to go #TeamSlaughter! 😍 ✨ 13mo
41 likes3 comments
blurb
MatchlessMarie
George | Alex Gino
post image

Audio cleaning with this banned book. Enjoy Ogie hanging out on the porch. He‘s part of the holiday decor now 😂 #bannedbooksweek #catsoflitsy

kamoorephoto 🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤 14mo
48 likes1 comment
review
bibliocurl
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟

blurb
KarenUK
George | Alex Gino
post image

These #3books are from the the list of most challenged books from last year, all #bannedbooksiveread and really enjoyed. 📚💕👍

OriginalCyn620 Loved The Hate U Give! 1y
TrishB I never understood the concept! It‘s not such a big thing here I don‘t think. 1y
KarenUK @trishB Don‘t get it either.... 🤷‍♀️ And I think you‘re right, it‘s not such a big thing in the UK. I think here that most books are challenged by the Christian Right, for sexual, LBGTQ content and witchcraft! (Harry Potter is always high on the list) 1y
50 likes4 comments
review
Laughterhp
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

I‘m on an audio kick today. I was able to finish this quick sweet read. George just wants to play Charlotte in Charlotte‘s Web, but “he‘s a boy”. This is George‘s or Melissa‘s journey into finding herself and opening up about who she is. Such a sweet story.

#BannedBooks #Booked2020
#BookSpinBingo - Box 6 (spot 21)
#SuperSeptember - Book 2 finished

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job! ♥️📚👊🏻 1y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
See All 6 Comments
Cinfhen I listened to this audio last week 🥰It was delightful 1y
LiteraryinLawrence This is a favorite of mine. There is a newer book called Rick about one of the side characters in this book! 1y
Laughterhp @LiteraryinLititz Oh awesome thanks! I‘ll have to check it out! 1y
47 likes6 comments
review
Cinfhen
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

It makes me sad that a book as innocent and lovely as George is frequently on the #BannedBook list. A book that‘s about acceptance, tolerance and compassion should be welcomed in all classrooms & communities, not shunned. #BookSpin #MiddleGrade

4thhouseontheleft I love this book so much. I actually mailed it to two of my Republican state representatives a few years ago when they passed HB2, the anti-LGBT “bathroom bill”. 1y
KarenUK It‘s a lovely read, and it‘s so incredibly sad that this was at the top of the most challenged books again last year.... 🤦‍♀️ 1y
Scochrane26 I love this book, too. The librarian at the elementary school I used to work at recommended it & had it in the library. 1y
See All 9 Comments
Cinfhen Yay for your local school librarian @Scochrane26 and HURRAY for you @4thhouseontheleft 🙌🏻 1y
Cinfhen 💙💗💙💗💙 @KarenUK 1y
TracyReadsBooks We have all of Gino‘s books in our school library and cannot keep them on the shelves. Students love them! 1y
Cinfhen So glad to hear that @TracyReadsBooks 💜 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
Cinfhen Thanks @TheAromaofBooks I‘ve already read my #doublespin too!! 1y
84 likes1 stack add9 comments
blurb
rockpools
George | Alex Gino
post image

Sneaking in a belated #integrateyourshelf before tomorrow‘s prompt. Lots of books on my tbr, not so many that I‘ve read and can recommend- except George, a middle-grade book which is just lovely.

I‘m going to tag the books that are at the top of my tbr in comments.

rockpools This is an older (1974) book, & I understand that some of her views on being a woman reflect that. 1y
rockpools I‘ve had this on kindle since it came out... 1y
See All 14 Comments
rockpools And because I‘m on a YA thing at the moment, a YA author (don‘t think the book‘s YA though) 1y
WanderingBookaneer This one is written by the parent of a trans child and it is about parents trying to do what they think is best for their trans child: 1y
wicdiv @WanderingBookaneer a big yes to anything by Vivek Shraya. Have you read anything else by her? 1y
rockpools @WanderingBookaneer Thank you! 😊 1y
45 likes14 comments
review
KarenUK
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

Well, that was just lovely!
George knows she is a girl, and this is her story, told so beautifully, as she comes to terms with her feelings and becomes her true self.
I loved how the book is centered around a plan her best friend devises, to help George play Charlotte the spider in their Middle school production of Charlotte‘s Web. So fantastic to see a transgender character in a Middle Grade book as the heroine of her own story. Loved it! 🌈📚💕

LiteraryinLawrence This is a great one. Some of the same characters appear in the next book which just came out! It was good too! 1y
38 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
KarenUK
George | Alex Gino
post image

#bookreport & #weeklyforecast combined this week.... @Cinfhen
- LOVED Lolita on audio! Jeremy Irons is perfect as Humbert Humbert. The writing was spectacular and he‘s the epitome of unreliable narrators (which I love)
- All about Sarah (in translation) was beautifully written and was quite unsettling in a good way.

- just started 800 grapes, and halfway through George which is lovely and very moving...
- Next up a #BOTM that works for #pop2020

Cinfhen Wonderful array of books and genres 🎉💜🙌🏻😊 1y
Megabooks If the rainbow is for LGBTQIA, A Burning has a transgender main character. 👍🏻 1y
KarenUK @megabooks Thank you! Good to know.... Hope things are improving with your dad 🤞💕 1y
44 likes3 comments
review
alisonrose
George | Alex Gino
Pickpick

This tiny book did a huge number on me in the best way. It‘s about Melissa. You might think it‘s about George, & that‘s...almost true. But really, she‘s a girl named Melissa who ppl mistakenly think is a boy called George. She struggles w/her secret & the pain of not being seen, but once she‘s able to go out as Melissa the first time...my heart! So sweet & SO IMPORTANT. Hope every kid (& adult) reads this. Just wish we got more at the end. 4/5 ⭐️

quote
alisonrose
George | Alex Gino

Scott snuck glances her way too, but where Mom‘s eyes were filled with concern and confusion, Scott looked at George as if his sibling made sense to him for the first time. George had never been gladder to have an older brother.

💜💜💜

quote
alisonrose
George | Alex Gino

“There‘s a whole history of boys playing girls in *thee-ay-trah*. Did you know that all the characters in Shakespeare‘s plays were played by men? Even the girl parts. Even when they had to kiss! Can you believe it?”
George thought for a moment about kissing a boy, and the idea made her tingle. Living in Shakespeare‘s time didn‘t sound so bad, even if you had to poop outdoors.

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

blurb
alisonrose
George | Alex Gino
post image

I am SO HERE for middle grade books about trans and gender-nonconforming kids. Plus I love Charlotte‘s Web 🕸💜 #nowreading

32 likes1 stack add
review
Jen2
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

Oh my! Fantastic story!

blurb
Scochrane26
George | Alex Gino
post image

Day 4 of #adventrecommends Such a sweet book for younger kids or MG about a transgender child. @emilyrose_x

review
peytonfleming
George | Alex Gino
Pickpick

Review: George by Alex Gino, 2015, is a realistic fiction book about a young boy who knows that she's truly a girl, and her mission to play a girls part in a class play.
Blurb: This is another greta example of the genre because students do face things like this it could help children who don't feel as comfortable in their bodies less alone and like they aren't the only ones who feel this way.
Quote: ““I want to be Charlotte,” George whispered.“

review
AshlynSwartz
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

#3 This book is about “George,” who was born as a boy, but has always known that she was a girl. “George” goes through the process of self-acceptance and becoming more comfortable being who she really is as Melissa. The genre of this book is contemporary fiction, written for a middle school audience. If you like books that talk about the reality some young people face as they accept who they truly are, then this is the book for you!

MissYaremcio I love this review Ashlyn! It sounds like such a good book! 2y
5 likes2 stack adds1 comment
review
Chrissyreadit
George | Alex Gino
post image
Pickpick

Love this book so much! George knows she‘s a girl, and learns how to be her best self! #diversemiddlegrade #booked2019

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Another prompt completed!!! 2y
Cinfhen I really want to read this book!! It‘s gotten so much #LitsyLove 2y
readordierachel 💞💞 2y
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen I was not sure what to expect but I loved it! Highly recommend! 2y
Soubhiville I liked this one too. 2y
76 likes5 comments
quote
mack2799
George | Alex Gino

“George stopped. It was such a short, little question, but she couldn't make her mouth form the sounds. Mom, what if I'm a girl?”

review
mack2799
George | Alex Gino
Pickpick

This realistic fiction books holds real main life concerns that a lot of kids might be going through. Seeing something inside a book like this might get them talking and feeling more willing to open up to their true self. It does however handle a tough topic, even some adults have yet to be able to handle yet. Its a very controversial topic but i think it is told in the right tone and is acceptable to all readers!

blurb
mack2799
George | Alex Gino

I think this book is good when helping children relate to a book. It focuses on a main issue in our country today, and while trying to spread awareness and acceptance to people, i think its important. Reaching out to kids about this now, could save time in the future and get them thinking in a more open minded way than how we are right now!

quote
ritakingston
George | Alex Gino

“But Melissa didn‘t nod off for a moment. She couldn‘t. She was too busy remembering the best week of her life. So far.”

blurb
ritakingston
George | Alex Gino

I would use this book in my future classroom because I think it is a good example of a mirror and a window because it helps children who either are in the LGBTQ community see themselves and it helps children view other people‘s perspectives and how their lives are different but the same. The book helps children enlarge their personal points of views of the world and I think it is beneficial to have books where children see themselves.