Congratulations! On Monday night, George by Alex Gino was awarded the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's / Young Adult. You can read my previously published review below.George (2015) by Alex Gino [Stonewall Book Award Winner]. I had George on my TBR list even before the latest awards were announced but that helped bump it to the top of the pile. George is the story of a fourth grade child, born a boy named George, who is certain that she is a girl and would prefer to be called Melissa. The story follows both her inner and outer journey to see what it means to "Be who you are" in today's world. I think this is an important book in many respects and one that teachers, especially, should consider reading for a perspective/introduction to transgender issues.
Lambda Literary Finalists for LGBT Children / Young Adult
- About a Girl: A Novel, Sarah McCarry
- Anything Could Happen, Will Walton
- Gay and Lesbian History for Kids: The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights, Jerome Pohlen
- The Marvels, Brian Selznick (Read my previous review here.)
- More Happy Than Not, Adam Silvera
- None of the Above, IW Gregorio
- Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli
You can find more information about diverse books and book awards here.