George by Alex Gino
A bright, bold debut about a girl who was born a boy, but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream.
More than anything else, George wants to play Charlotte in her fourth-grade class’s production of Charlotte’s Web. The problem is, her teacher won’t let her, because George is a boy. But George isn’t about to let that squash her dream. With the help of her best friend, George must learn to stand up for her wish — and brave a few bullies along the way.
Transcending all categories and genres, George is a pertinent and poignant middle-grade read for kids of all backgrounds.