Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Congratulations to George!

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

Click here to see all finalists in all categories or here for all winners.

You can find more information about diverse books and book awards here.

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