GeorgeBook - 2015 | First edition.
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Reasons: banned, challenged, and relocated because it was believed to encourage children to clear browser history and change their bodies using hormones, and for mentioning “dirty magazines,” describing male anatomy, “creating confusion,” and including a transgender character.
George is crushed when her teacher won’t let her try out for Charlotte in her school's production of Charlotte’s Web, “Because she’s not a girl.” With support from her best friend, George begins to learn that she can be herself when she’s not alone.
"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... Read More »
"Written for elementary-age children, this Lambda Literary Award winner was challenged and banned because it includes a transgender child."
Challenged because it includes a transgender child and the "sexuality was not appropriate at elementary levels."
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indigo_tiger_145 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12
danicapenno thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 99
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George is a transgender child with a sweet heart, meaningful soul and a boys body. All George wants is to play the part of Charlotte in the school play of CHARLOTTE'S WEB. But one thing is stoping her everyone thinks she is a boy. Her best friend is a kind hearted girl named Kelly, who helps George to fulfill her dream and let everyone know who she really is. I think you should really read this book. It has meaning and a strong message behind it. :) By Cheeky Bob:)
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A sensitive insightful portrayal of a transgender child coming to terms with gender identity.
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