This summer, the Ulysses Philomathic Library and the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid will be hosting events to facilitate reading and discussions of George by Alex Gino.
Anyone may pick up a book on June 1st and after at UPL in Trumansburg, the Ford Library in Ovid, or the Trumansburg Middle School.
Please join us for these book discussions!
– On Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:30 pm at the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid.
– On Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30 pm at the Ulysses Philomathic Library in Tburg.
Teaching Transgender Toolkit:
Luca Maurer, co-author of the Teaching Transgender Toolkit, will facilitate a discussion for parents and educators on supporting children and teens who may be transgender. The talk will take place at the UPL in the Melvin Community Room on August 25th at 6:30 pm.
George is a community read title funded by a generous grant from the Shirley Myrtle Dee Nash Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.
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 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 will know who she is, once and for all.
-Gino, Alex. George. New York: Scholastic Press, 2015. Print, inside jacket flap.