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Dr. Beth Brendler, Assistant Professor, SISLT will lead a discussion on the youth/young adult novel George by Alex Gino.
“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.”
“For George, as is the case for many LGBTQ youth, coming out is a process that she must repeat until she is properly recognized. There is pain in George, but not without the promise of a better tomorrow, even if tomorrow doesn’t arrive as soon as it should. VERDICT A required purchase for any collection that serves a middle grade population.” —Ingrid Abrams, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
To join this book discussion virtuallyl, visit http://bit.ly/BookDiscussionGeorge. Entrance to the session will be available 15 minutes prior to the 12:00 noon start time.
Dr. Beth Brendler is Assistant Professor in the College of Education’s School of Information Science & Learning Technologies. Dr. Brendler teaches courses on youth services in libraries, children’s and adolescent literature, gender and literature, and social justice issues in literacy. Her research focuses on literacy and sociocultural issues (such as gender, race, and socioeconomic status), reader response, book discussion, adolescent literature, and children’s literature.