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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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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.

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  • val
  • Indiana, USA
  • 01-28-16

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.

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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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A must read!

This book is a window with a view most people never see, much less understand. If you consider yourself a people person, or "open minded and accepting", then you should read this. If you don't, get over yourself and whatever ideas you have about "appropriate" gender identification, and learn something new and real about people. Just read it!

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Beautiful, inspiring story.

The strength that's exuded in this story, especially from such a young child, is awe INSPIRING.

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Wow, a happy ending!

This book is an amazing portrayal of the trans experience from a trans writer and narrator. As a Cis person, I felt like I finally saw from George's perspective the daily slights and indignities suffered by kids whose identitities do not match the gender assigned to them at birth. Every time George was misgendered, even by those who love her, I winced. So many stories about trans kids are syrupy-sweet optimism or scary and depressing; To have a portrayal be realistic but with a happy ending felt good and real. I hope to share the print book with my students this year, and give my students another perspective of what it may be like for trans people in our world.

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Quick, interesting read

I teach fifth graders, it is so interesting to reading books that are about this age group. However this book took it above and beyond. Literature about a student Georges age, questioning his/her gender is unheard of. At least in my experience, I have only read that topic from a teens point of view. It was very interesting to listen to, I finished it in one "sitting" "Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry"

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  • Eden
  • MILWAUKEE, WI, US
  • 08-18-17

This was beautiful. It made me cry

This was such an adorable and simple story. I loved it so much and saw myself in her from when I was little.

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understand

Any additional comments?

This story helps us to understand that children know themselves and that adults must listen with an open heart and mind.

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Sweet Story; Good narration

I absolutely love that someone wrote a story about a trans girl for this age level. It’s a quick, sweet story that I hope will help increase knowledge and understanding at all age levels. In fact, I kind of wish every elementary and middle school teacher in Missouri had to read it.

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  • Arlene Finnigan
  • 08-30-17

Lovely listen

This is really lovely. Really well painted recognisable characters and a great insight into an experience that isn't talked about enough. Great narration too.

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  • Gary W
  • 03-18-18

The Cutest

OMG This was the cutest middle grade book. This book should be a staple in all schools. I loved Jamie Clayton as Narrator. Well Done to Audible for getting a transwoman to narrate the story. Was there anything I disliked about this book. Yeah, it wasn't longer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-27-18

A Beautiful Story

Really hits home how hard and lonely being a trans kid can be. It's a beautiful story and heartbreaking at times. Should be read by every trans kid and their parents.