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by Gino, Alex [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.Edition: First edition.Description: 195 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780545812542; 0545812542.Subject(s): Gender identity -- Juvenile fiction | Middle school students -- Juvenile fiction | Bullying -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Gender identity -- Fiction | Middle school students -- Fiction | Bullying -- Fiction | Friendship -- FictionSummary: "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" -- provided by publisher.
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<p>A bright, bold debut about a girl who was born a boy, but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream.</p> <p>More than anything else, George wants to play Charlotte in her fourth-grade class's production of Charlotte's Web. The problem is, her teacher won't let her, because George is a boy. But George isn't about to let that squash her dream. With the help of her best friend, George must learn to stand up for her wish - and brave a few bullies along the way.</p> <p>Transcending all categories and genres,George is a pertinent and poignant middle-grade read for kids of all backgrounds.</p>

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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" -- provided by publisher.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">From George George reached the end of Charlotte's monologue and was ready for the dialogue with Wilbur that followed. But George didn't hear her cue. She opened her eyes. Ms. Udell was frowning, and a thick crease had formed across her forehead. "George, what was that?" she asked. "I . . . ," started George, but there were no words to finish the sentence. "I . . ." "Was that supposed to be some kind of joke? Because it wasn't very funny." "It wasn't a joke. I want to be Charlotte." George's voice sounded much smaller now that she was speaking her own words. "You know I can't very well cast you as Charlotte. I have too many girls who want the part. Besides, imagine how confused people would be. Now, if you're interested in being Wilbur, that's a possibility. Or maybe Templeton--he's a funny guy." "No, thanks. I just . . . I wanted . . ." Excerpted from George by Alex Gino All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Horn Book Review

Ginos middle-grade novel about a transgender girl named George (who secretly thinks of herself as Melissa) gets a remarkable reading from narrator Clayton, herself transgender. Georges desire to play Charlotte in her schools production of Charlottes Web is central to the books plot, which is, of course, also about her desire to stop performing as a boy for the world around her. Claytons rich alto voice is ideal for the texts rejection of a strict gender binary. She brings depth and emotion to Georges first-person narration, while also fully embracing the performance of other characters such as Georges sweet friend Kelly; her bro of a brother, Scott; her loving but conflicted mother; and everyone from the bully to the school principal. To paraphrase Charlotte, this is Some Audiobook! megan dowd lambert (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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