George by Alex Gino

If you have no idea what it might be like to grow up as a girl in a boy’s body, read this book.  If you know a child who may be struggling with gender issues, get this book into the kid’s hands.  If you want to ensure that your own children grow up with an understanding of the variety of people around them, get this book.  Thought some of the details are slightly dated and the book has a laser-like focus on its purpose, author Alex Gino accomplishes an amazing feat in a simple and lovely way.  George is the perfect example of how reading fiction improves empathy.

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