“…Its thoughtful handling of characters and dynamics offers fodder for further discussion about privilege in all its forms.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“[An] engrossing and satisfying read…Necessary and rewarding.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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Jilly thinks she’s figured out how life works—but when her sister Emma is born deaf, she realizes how much she still has to learn. A big fantasy reader, Jilly connects online with another fan, Derek, who is a deaf Black ASL user. She goes to Derek for advice on how to advocate for her little sister, but doesn’t always know the best way to ask and makes some mistakes along the way. Jilly has to step back to learn to be an ally, a sister, and a friend, understanding that life works in different ways for different people, and that being open to change can make you change in the best possible ways.
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, 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.