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SATURDAY • March 26 • 3:00PM

Alex Gino


U District store

Discussion & Book Signing


Some of the best children's stories are those about being true to yourself. And in Alex Gino's 2015 book for middle readers about a transgender child named George, Gino brings the transgender child's story to life with the same understanding, acceptance, and celebration. George knows that she's a girl, but no one else sees her that way. At school, she's not allowed to play Charlotte in their production of Charlotte's Web. At home, all her parents talk about is what a "nice young man" she'll grow up to be. But with the help of her best friend, George decides to get everyone to see who she really is. As the candid, heartwarming, and timely story continues to gather praise, join us for this discussion and signing with Gino.

Alex GinoAlex Gino loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive. They have been involved with queer and trans activism for twenty years. They would take a quiet coffee date with a friend over a loud and crowded party any day.

Born and raised on Staten Island, NY, Alex has lived in Philadelphia, PA; Brooklyn, NY; Astoria (Queens), NY; and Northampton, MA. In 2008 they moved across the country in an old RV with their then-partner and two cats to California where they now enjoy the heck out of living in Oakland.

GEORGE is Alex's debut. When they started writing it in 2003, they had no idea how long of a journey it would be, but the hole in children's literature was clear, and they knew how they wanted to fill it. After countless revisions, breaks of frustration, and days spent staring at drafts willing them to be better, Alex is delighted and proud to share Melissa with the world.

Buy an Autographed Copy Please Note: Autographed copies of books are only available after the event. $16.99

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