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George

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Amazon Customer DR 09-24-15
    Amazon Customer DR 09-24-15
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    "Marvelous Story!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!


    What other book might you compare George to and why?

    Gracefully Grayson, because it is also a great Middle Grade story about a trans kid.


    What about Jamie Clayton’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    17 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    val Indiana, USA 01-28-16
    val Indiana, USA 01-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Must Read!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of George to be better than the print version?

    I dont do print versions- but the answer is always yes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    George of course!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When George was looking for girl clothes to wear for the first time.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes and i did


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    17 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Jason A. Payant 11-04-15
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    "Wonderful"

    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

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    Keppy 09-06-16
    Keppy 09-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joella Berkner Inver Grove Heights, MN 08-23-16
    Joella Berkner Inver Grove Heights, MN 08-23-16 Member Since 2013

    Anime crack is cheaper

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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nastassja Riemermann Duluth, MN 08-21-16
    Nastassja Riemermann Duluth, MN 08-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "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.

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    another know it all North Carolina 07-27-16
    another know it all North Carolina 07-27-16 Member Since 2010

    50 something, retired professional, mother, grandmother, wife.

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    good into to transgender. pleasant well balanced story. well performed. I liked it, nice and short.

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    Alixandra Hice Saint Augustine, FL 07-22-16
    Alixandra Hice Saint Augustine, FL 07-22-16 Member Since 2013

    AlixandraHice@aol.com

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    "Timely"

    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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    Amazon Customer SIERRA VISTA, AZ, United States 07-14-16
    Amazon Customer SIERRA VISTA, AZ, United States 07-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Super Useful Statement/Example"

    A great guidebook for how people should react to other people's personal choices about gender, sexual orientation, etc.... i.e. accept them for the person they are.

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    Joycinta Salford United Kingdom 07-14-16
    Joycinta Salford United Kingdom 07-14-16 Member Since 2013

    I am a writer seeking out the very best love stories to read. Especially if they have lots of surprises.

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    "There are no detailed masterbation references"

    To clarify reviews mentioning 'masterbation references':
    Georges brother references dirty magazines, and implies a reason for George taking so long in the bathroom. Which was not the case and set up events nicely so the siblings could later bond over the misunderstanding. There is also a reference to George's 'dangly bits' which she does not like having. And it is presented that gently. And as it's a transgender book you wouldn't really have a story if she was just fine with having a penis and being a boy.
    The reviews almost put me off so I had to clarify. :) this is a great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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