George

by Alex Gino

2015

Language: English, French

Keywords: transgender, gender identity, gender expression, cisnormativity, heteronormativity, stereotypes

Target audience: 9-12 years old

Description: 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.

 

 

 

 

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This novel written in the third person puts special emphasis on the difference between what a person can experience and the perception of others. Thus, “George” is the main character, but she uses the pronoun “her”.  This book is wonderful, it really gives you hope.

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