George

paperback, 213 pages

Deutsch language

Published Aug. 31, 2019 by FISCHER KJB.

ISBN:
978-3-7335-0209-6
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OCLC Number:
1099686073
Goodreads:
52046522

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4 stars (7 reviews)

›George‹ erzählt einfühlsam und unprätentiös vom Anderssein, von Träumen und Wünschen und macht Mut, den eigenen Weg zu gehen. Ein berührender Kinderroman zum Thema Transgender, der auch ältere Leser fesseln wird und der die Botschaft vermittelt: Sei, wer du bist!

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2022 #FReadom read 6/20

5 stars

The 6th book I've read from my 2022 #FReadom list (books banned or challenged in Texas libraries and schools) is @lxgino's Melissa (previously published as George). www.alexgino.com/books/melissa/

Melissa is a 4th-grade girl in a tough spot: her family, friends, & everyone she knows mistakenly think she's a boy named George. But she's about to discover some amazing things about them, too. Great story about how allies & support can come thru for us when we need them most.

Review of 'George' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Absolutely wonderful read. This was one of several books on my daughters summer reading list. I decided to read it, along with some of the others on the list. I like that this, along with a growing list of other authors, she is getting an exposure much earlier than I did to diverse perspectives and experiences. Being able to have terminology and definitions to help you understand your own or others experiences and feelings is something I didn't not have growing up.

If you think YA or pre-teen books are just for kids, they are not, you can and should pick them up - whether you have kids or not.

Review of 'George' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Deeply wholesome story of a closeted trans girl who longs to play Charlotte in the school's production of Charlotte's Web. I found Melissa incredibly endearing and her story profoundly moving. Doesn't hurt that I'm a theatre kid at heart, and I love that acting is how Melissa is able to express her true self. Melissa's voice is authentic and the prose rings with truth. Definitely recommend the audiobook, as it's beautifully done. I'm going to be thinking about this one for a while.

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