Another awesome read from this book club! Our final book for Page turners was George
by Alex Gino. Although George isn’t a true story, I know it’s true to many children and adults in this world. George is a great children’s book to teach acceptance in others and I’m so thankful more books like this are being published. Did you get a chance to read it? I gave it a 5/5 stars. I’ve got 3 questions below, and Lisa’s got 3 as well over on her blog. Feel free to discuss any or all of the questions in the comment section or link-up your post at the bottom. Lisa and I are sharing the same link-up, so you don’t have to enter on both blogs. The linky will close in a week. Alright, let’s get started!
George is a very fast read as it is meant for children but it has a big story. It was definitely written for kids but I loved the detail to the book’s environment. I hope this book or a similar story is made into a movie. The struggle of gender equality, gender awareness and gender acceptance is much better now than it has been in the past but it is still a problem throughout the world.
And now, for the discussion. Before I begin, I’ll remind you that there may be spoilers ahead. Also, feel free to use my questions as jumping points. Ask your own questions and start your own discussions.
2. What did you think about the teacher’s reactions in this book? I was frustrated but not surprised by Mrs. Udell’s reaction when George tried out for the part of Charlotte. She had a right to be confused and caught off guard but not to completely discount her as someone trying out for the role. In my opinion, she should have let George try out for the part and if she had issues with him playing a ‘girls’ role, she should have kept that to herself. I loved that the principal stood up for George and having an open door for her to feel welcome.
Now, it’s your turn! Answer any or all of the questions in the comment section below. Ask questions of your own. Or, link-up a blog post with your review and/or the answers to these questions. Also be sure to check out Lisa’s discussion questions on her blog. We’re sharing the same linky, so no need to link-up on both blogs.