Be who you are.
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.
©2015 Alex Gino (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.
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Yes! Jamie Clayton is the right voice for GEORGE. She provides a narration filled with the right emotions and an accurate tone of voice. Jamie does a great job of bringing this story to life!
Gracefully Grayson, because it is also a great Middle Grade story about a trans kid.
Her voice fit. The right combination of story + narration is a tough one to find, and listening to an audiobook when you don't like how the voice of the narrator sounds and/or when it feels like it's not a good match for the book can be disheartening. But this was not the case, the minute I started listening I didn't want it to stop and I wanted to know how things would end.
It made me cry in some scenes. It made super happy in others. And there was one particular scene when I felt super tense just waiting for the outcome!
This is a wonderful and very important story. I'm so happy GEORGE exists for the kids (and adults) who need it (and even for the ones who "don't"). Alex Gino knocked it out of the park with this one.
I dont do print versions- but the answer is always yes.
George of course!
When George was looking for girl clothes to wear for the first time.
yes and i did
This is a great book that really transcends all age groups. George is a transgender little girl who is struggling with finding herself and hoping others accept her as well. I love that the book starts off using the feminine pronouns for George and keeps them throughout the book. I loved that it shows struggles on transgender youth without being a completely sad book and it ends on a happy note. I read the entire book in one setting and was glad I did.
I like this book because it have a great message to it and showed how being different is also being special I love how Alex Tino showed showed the story in this book because it shows that even if you aren't born the gender you want to me you can be anything you want to view put your mind to it I think this is a great book for kids wanting to know more about transgender people read short it was actually one of my favorite books overall
"Should be required reading in middle schools!"
I wish there was a book like this one when I was 10 (in 1971). No matter one's orientation or gender, this is a very important book for young and old alike as it realistically & honestly deals with a young boy in a public school whom identifies as a girl.
George is a really strong and knows what she is at the age of 10. Now comes the hard part of telling those around her that she may look like a boy but feels like a boy. And she started that by playing Charlotte in the play Charlotte's Web.
I really like this book about George who never call herself a he and is ready to come out to her best friend Kelly, big brother, and mom. Also her school in a way thanks to play which of course had mixed views. Because it is hard to except something like these and sometimes people take longer to figure it out or never comes out. However if a 10 year old can do it then anyone who feels different inside there own body can to.
I loved to see her be Melissa the name she calls herself only in secret however entrust her best friend with it. Oh and Kelly is such a good friend more Kelly's need to be in the world. Because she helped George come out as Charlotte, also stuck up for her from bullies, and had a needed girl day. My heart just loves her. Also George's mom and brother took it better than most. Her brother kind of knew but was supportive of George and though her mom needs time she didn't push George away.
My only problem with the story is its to short. I wanna know more about how her family and those adapt to this change. However it leaves on a kind of cliffhanger that we wont get answers to. Other than that this book made me smile, feel breathless, and just straight up happy. Glad I finally got these book even if it was really short.
"Should be required for middle schoolers"
George is a 4th grade student who knows deep inside she’s really a girl. The story revolves around this during a school play the class is going to perform of Charlotte’s Web, in which George wants to play Charlotte, but is unable to because she’s a boy. But her best friend Kelly has a plan!! Will it work, or will George be disappointed once again?
This book was amazing. It should pretty much be required reading for all kids in grade school at some point, in my opinion.
The transformation from George through the story is beautiful. The struggles and fear that she faces as she tries so gather courage to let others know about her true self are honest and real.
The audible version is narrated by Jamie Clayton, who is transgendered, and this adds a wonderful level of authenticity to the story.
This genre is still pretty new, and books are coming out all the time, but one excellent non-fiction book you should checkout about raising a transgendered child is:
Raising My Rainbow by Lori Duran
"Transgender middle school story"
An excellent story about a young girl learning to let everyone know she is a girl. I listened to this with my 9 year old transgender child and it sparked some really good discussions. There was a lot in here about what it's like to be born in the wrong body and about the bullying people like that often have to deal with. We both loved the character George and her best friend Kelly. The principal of the school was great too.
The narrator did an excellent job of portraying the different characters and the moods George was going through.
If you're looking for a good book to share with friends or family about transgender stuff this is a great place to start. It's also simply a good book in its own right.
"Excellent introduction to transfer issues for children"
This book was an excellent introduction to transfer issues for elementary and junior high students. It follows the life of a 4th grade transgender girl, George, as deals with constantly being misgendered and struggles to come out to her best friend and family, as well as to her school as a whole. The book has a good dash of realism regarding the struggles cisgender people often have in accepting trans individuals and family members, without being too overwhelming for its young readers. As for the narration, Ms. Clayton did a wonderful, lively job.
good into to transgender. pleasant well balanced story. well performed. I liked it, nice and short.
I enjoyed this short little read. The plight of the transgendered seems to reach way back to children. How difficult it must be. I loved the handling of Charlotte's Web and the theme was tenderly handled. Still, this seemed like more of a whimsy than a serious book. I rated it three stars for that because it doesn't really compare with serious literature. Still painted a picture and made me think.
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