George (Hardcover)

By Alex Gino

Scholastic Press, 9780545812542, 208pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/8/2015)
Paperback (4/25/2017)
Prebound (4/25/2017)
CD-Audio (8/25/2015)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/1/2015)

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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.

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

Praise For George

* "A coda to the Charlotte's Web story, in which George presents herself as a girl for the first time, is deeply moving in its simplicity and joy. Warm, funny, and inspiring." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Profound, moving, and—as Charlotte would say—radiant, this book will stay with anyone lucky enough to find it." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "A required purchase for any collection that serves a middle grade population." -- School Library Journal, starred review

* "Pair this important addition to the slender but growing body of transgender fiction with Ami Polonsky’s Gracefully Grayson." -- Booklist, starred review

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