Extract: GEORGE by Alex Gino for Scholastic’s Celebration of Pride

Scholastic have put together some plans to celebrate Pride and LGBTQ+ publishing between 24th June – 9th July. As part of this, I’m sharing the first chapter of George by Alex Gino. The school play is coming up and George wants to play Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web. George’s teacher says she can’t play Charlotte because she is a boy, but George knows she’s a girl. I read this last year  and there’s a lot of heart in this book. Its pages encourage love and understanding, and the message couldn’t be clearer: be who you are!

Hope you enjoy the first chapter: GEORGE – CHAPTER ONE