George (Hardcover)

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Trying out for a girl’s part in the school play is hard when everyone thinks you’re a boy, but our heroine is determined to be herself, and on the way she learns the most important truths a child can ever hear: you are not alone, and you are loved. --Tori

— From Staff Picks - Tori

Touching and diverse GEORGE tells the story of a young child finding their true selves. Gino paints a perfect picture of friendship and feeling out of place in your own skin. Winner of the 2016 Stonewall Award. --Pam A.

— From Staff Picks - Pamela


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. George is their first novel. For more about Alex, please visit

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780545812542
ISBN-10: 0545812542
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: August 25th, 2015
Pages: 208
Language: English