Wednesday, June 8, 2016

And GEORGE wins the 2016 Lammy Award!

Exciting news for Alex Gino and all of us who want this beautiful and important story of a transgender child in 4th grade to get into the hands of everyone who needs it. (And that's everyone, gay, straight, cis, trans, everyone.) This week "George" won the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for excellence in LGBT Children's/Young Adult literature.

Here's the book's description:

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 be "Charlotte'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.

Congratulations to Alex, Scholastic, and readers everywhere!

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