GeorgeBook - 2015
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015
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From Library Staff
This title was challenged, banned and relocated in libraries because it includes a transgender character, descriptions of male anatomy, mentions "dirty magazines", and it was believed to encourage children to change their bodies using hormones.
"Written for elementary-age children, this Lambda Award winner was challenged and banned because it includes a transgender child."
Alex Gino's modern classic about a transgender kid named George was banned by administrators who felt it was not appropriate for elementary audiences.
From the critics
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indigo_tiger_145 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12
danicapenno thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 99
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George is a transgender child with a sweet heart, meaningful soul and a boys body. All George wants is to play the part of Charlotte in the school play of CHARLOTTE'S WEB. But one thing is stoping her everyone thinks she is a boy. Her best friend is a kind hearted girl named Kelly, who helps George to fulfill her dream and let everyone know who she really is. I think you should really read this book. It has meaning and a strong message behind it. :) By Cheeky Bob:)
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A sensitive insightful portrayal of a transgender child coming to terms with gender identity.
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