Gino, A. (2015). George. NY: Scholastic.
Commentary: This book has a very memorable central character in George. I believe that many people will connect with George as struggling with her identity and struggling to be acknowledged for who she is by those around her. There is a moment when George transitions to Melissa that shows an amazing growth. This book is very relevant to our times and will find an audience to connect with. This will appeal not only to those people out there that feel like George but also to those that are struggling to understand people like her. Thought the subject of the book may be new to the literary scene, the theme of this book is quite universal: Be who you are.
Connections: Teaching Resources, Author Interview, Book Trailer, Book Review
Similar Books: Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart, If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo, Spirit Week by Clifton McDaniel
Textbook Connections: When reading George, I was reminded that "typical" physical and mental development is a thing of the past.