Book Review: A lovely story that explains what transgender is and how difficult it can be to tell someone.
A short overview of this book
George by Alex Gino is a sensitive story about a transgender girl who is trapped in the body of a boy and her journey to tell others of her secret.
This book was quite contentious and was banned in many schools due to the fact that it featured a transgendered child.
Books like this are a great way to start conversations in your household about what transgender means. It will also help to foster empathy and acceptance of diversity.
It is the sort of book that you could read together with your child. You could talk about what it means to be transgender, and how it might feel to be born in the wrong body.
You can learn more in this article, about how to talk to kids about gender and sex.
What’s the ideal age for this book?
George by Alex Gino is ideal for children between the ages of 9 – 13 years of age.
Have a look through the book