by Alex Gino
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Curators notes

George is an easy read, which is a great thing: it doesn't use pretentiously complex language, makes it easy to understand the perspective of a transgender child, and tells a warm, wholesome story. It's the kind of novel that can be finished in a couple of days, yet would linger in our minds for years to come. The kind of novel that's great for teens and adults, trans and cis folks alike. It's the kind of novel that the world needs more of.


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.

About the author

Alex Gino loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive. They are genderqueer and uses they/them pronouns and the Mx honorific (i.e. Mx Gino).

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