Coming Soon: 6th Grade Book Club – George, by Alex Gino

WHO: 6th grade readers who choose to sign up. As always, this book club is completely optional!

WHAT: A book club to discuss George, a book about having the courage to be your true self; which sometimes means having to choose between being accepted and being who you truly are. On the outside George looks like a boy, but inside, she knows that she’s really a girl. Nobody knows her secret, and it’s getting harder and harder to keep it inside. If she tells the truth to the people she loves, will her life ever be the same again?

Since its publication, George has won seven awards, been nominated for three more, and been officially named to seven “best of” lists for young people’s fiction. George is recommended for readers between the ages of 8-12, and has received top-notch reviews from resources like School Library Journal, Kirkus, NPR, and the New York TimesGeorge is a unique novel told from a valuable point of view, and is sure to spark great conversations with 6th grade readers about gender identity, bullying, bravery, and being true to yourself. Copies of the book will be available from our library and the public library, and copies can also be purchased on Amazon.

WHEN: Thursday, November 16 from 11:35-12:15 (during middle school break and lunch).

WHERE: The Learning Village Library.

WHY: Because George is a wonderful new character worth meeting, getting to know, and discussing!

Looking for more resources to talk to your child about gender identity? Here are some helpful resources from The Child Study Center, Tolerance.org,  and the Human Rights Campaign. If you have questions or would like more information, you can contact me through the Contact page.

See you there!

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