GEORGE, by Alex Gino, is the 2021 community read for Fox Cities Reads. And it is a great choice, as it is a story that can start a conversation.
George is a 10-year-old child who looks to be a boy to everyone else, but she knows that she is a girl. And she is struggling to let other people know this.
She wishes to try out for the part of Charlotte in the class play, CHARLOTTE'S WEB. She rehearsed the part and knows all the lines. Her best friend Kelly hatches a plan that lets her be Charlotte on stage, while also showing everyone - her family, her classmates, her teachers, her community - who she really is.
If your copy of this book includes the Q&A section in the back with the author, it is a must read. It is very informative for knowing what to say and what not to say. GEORGE is a realistic slice of life for a transgender child, and illustrates her journey and challenges.