Wow! It’s has been forever since my last Waiting on Wednesday post. I’m so excited to participate this week though and help get the word out about a book that I truly cannot wait to get my hands on.
What book is it you ask? George by Alex Gino
Expected Publication: August 25th, 2015 (Scholastic)
What is George about?
BE WHO YOU ARE.
When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not a boy. She knows she’s a girl.
George thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can’t even try out for the part . . . because she’s a boy.
With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte — but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.
Why am I looking forward to George?
There are so many reasons why I’m looking forward to George. From the first time I heard about it, I was immediately intrigued by the premise and became really excited over the potential I saw in it. I love the fact that it’s a middle-grade read and will be tackling such an important issue. I can’t wait to see exactly how everything plays out within the pages. Also: DIVERSITY! Honestly, George seems right up my alleyway in so many different ways, and I can’t wait to check it out.
So, what are you waiting for this week?
Let me know in the comments!
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.