Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - George by Alex Gino

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share the titles of books we are eagerly anticipating.

George by Alex Gino. 240 p. Scholastic Inc., August 25, 2015. 9780545812542.

Publisher synopsis: 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 beCharlotte'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.
This one's getting a ton of buzz among authors I follow. I have two YA transgender stories on my tbr and am thrilled to see one written for middle grade. 


  1. I love how people are accepting transgender and gay books more and more.
    My Waiting on Wednesday

  2. This sounds adorable and like a great MG story - thanks for bringing it to my attention! Putting on my TBR.

    My WoW

  3. Great pick! I saw this one earlier in a BEA haul and I think it sounds very good.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian