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Melissa (previously published as GEORGE)

Power of Story: Read with Pride
Paperback  
ISBN: 9781338843415 Pages: 224 Ages: 8-12 Dimensions: 99999." x 99999."

About this book

When people look at Melissa, they think they see a boy named George. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.


Melissa 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. Melissa 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, Melissa comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

Reviews

Praise for Melissa:


Winner of the Stonewall Award


Winner of the Lambda Literary Award


A Children's Choice Book Award


"Profound, moving, and -- as Charlotte would say -- radiant, this book will stay with anyone lucky enough to find it." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review


"Warm, funny, and inspiring." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review



Praise for You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!:


"Gino's sophomore effort is every bit as affecting and important as their first." -- School Library Journal, starred review


"Necessary and rewarding." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review



Praise for Rick:


"An important, innovative, well-plotted book that invites a large readership." -- Booklist, starred review


"Enlightening and important." -- School Library Journal, starred review

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