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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J GIN (Text) 33500013238415 New Checked out 07/23/2020
Hawley Public Library J GIN (Text) 33500013238423 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338048100
  • ISBN: 1338048104
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Eleven-year-old Rick Ramsey has generally gone along with everybody, just not making waves, even though he is increasingly uncomfortable with his father's jokes about girls, and his best friend's explicit talk about sex; but now in middle school he discovers the Rainbow Spectrum club, where kids of many genders and identities can express themselves--and maybe among them he can find new friends and discover his own identity, which may just be to opt out of sex altogether.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-11. Scholastic Press.
Grades 4-6. Scholastic Press.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* Eleven-year-old sixth-grader Rick's best friend ever is Jeff, who, let's face it, is a bit of a jerk. Aside from being a troublemaker, Jeff objectifies girls, one of them being a new girl, Melissa. At least Rick thinks she's new, until he realizes that he has known her since she was the protagonist of Gino's first novel, George (2015). "I'm a girl," she tells Rick, "a transgender girl." Rick realizes he isn't sure what he is, though. Is he gay? He doesn't like boys that way, but then, he doesn't like girls that way either. Thinking it might help him decide, he attends a meeting of the Rainbow Spectrum, a club for LGBTQIAP+ rights. He keeps this a secret from Jeff, of course. Meanwhile, Rick begins spending time with his grandfather, who, it turns out, has a secret of his own. Grandpa Ray tells him that Jeff is, indeed, a jerk, and then Jeff does something that proves it. Will that end his friendship with Rick? And what is Grandpa Ray's secret? Gino handles the answers deftly and manages their material about children's identities beautifully. Like George (2015), this is an important, innovative, well-­plotted book that invites a large readership. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* Eleven-year-old sixth-grader Rick's best friend ever is Jeff, who, let's face it, is a bit of a jerk. Aside from being a troublemaker, Jeff objectifies girls, one of them being a new girl, Melissa. At least Rick thinks she's new, until he realizes that he has known her since she was the protagonist of Gino's first novel, George (2015). "I'm a girl," she tells Rick, "a transgender girl." Rick realizes he isn't sure what he is, though. Is he gay? He doesn't like boys that way, but then, he doesn't like girls that way either. Thinking it might help him decide, he attends a meeting of the Rainbow Spectrum, a club for LGBTQIAP+ rights. He keeps this a secret from Jeff, of course. Meanwhile, Rick begins spending time with his grandfather, who, it turns out, has a secret of his own. Grandpa Ray tells him that Jeff is, indeed, a jerk, and then Jeff does something that proves it. Will that end his friendship with Rick? And what is Grandpa Ray's secret? Gino handles the answers deftly and manages their material about children's identities beautifully. Like George (2015), this is an important, innovative, well-­plotted book that invites a large readership. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Alex Gino loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive. George was their first novel. George was a winner of the Children's Stonewall Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Children's Choice Book Awards, among a host of others. George was also featured on several Best of the Year lists. For more about Alex, please visit alexgino.com.

Subject: Identity (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Sexual minorities > Juvenile fiction.
Asexual people > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Identity > Fiction.
Asexual people > Fiction.
Sexual minorities > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Clubs > Fiction.

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