Read with Pride: Melissa by Alex Gino

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ALL KITS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED!

IF YOU PICKED UP A KIT AT A PRIDE EVENT, PLEASE REGISTER TO JOIN THE VIRTUAL MEETING!

Join us for a special book club session for youth and their families of the book Melissa, by Alex Gino. Melissa is recommended for ages eight and older.

About the book:

BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at Melissa, they see a boy. But Melissa knows she’s a girl.

Melissa thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web. Melissa really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can’t even try out for the part … because she’s a boy.

With the help of her best friend Kelly, Melissa comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte – but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

Melissa is a candid, genuine, and heartwarming middle-grade story about a transgender girl who is, to use Charlotte’s word, R-A-D-I-A-N-T!


Winner of:

Lambda Literary Award

Stonewall Award (American Library Association)

Children’s Choice Book Awards Debut Author

Juvenile California Book Award

4 starred reviews: Booklist, Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, and School Library Journal

 

To join this online program, you will need a computer, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone. The link and password to join the event will be emailed to registrants. A phone number will be included to allow you to use a phone as speaker and microphone, if necessary.

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