There's a new girl in town: George, a fourth grader who loves acting and dreams of playing with makeup. George was assigned male at birth, but knows she is really a girl--but how can she tell her best friend, her teachers, the classmates who bully her, and most importantly, her family?
Oakland resident Alex Gino's new middle grade novel is a realistic narrative of life as a transgender child. The writing is honest and kid-friendly; it doesn't water down the hardships George faces, but there's no content that's inappropriate for a very young reader. It would be a great family or classroom readaloud.
OPL has ordered George by Alex Gino, and it'll be on shelves soon--place your hold today! But if you simply can't wait that long, come to Oakland's own Laurel Bookstore on Saturday, August 29 at 4pm for the book release party. Alex will read from their book and sign copies too. EDIT: The release party happened, and you can read about it here!