Welcome back to Jung Middle School and the students of the Rainbow Spectrum Club! This time, we meet Green Gibson, a nonbinary seventh grader who is struggling with some of the changes happening to their body as well as having their first crush on a boy who is hesitant to identify himself as queer. As Green considers their options with regards to hormone blockers, they also come to understand that everyone must walk their own path.
Once again, Alex Gino has created an essential work in middle grade queer fiction. When I first read Melissa, I was blown away by the honesty of her story, and it was an eye-opening experience into the difficult reality of someone who is not born in the body that they identify with. With each of their subsequent books, Alex Gino has continued to create safe and heartwarming spaces where not only readers who identify with their characters can see themselves and feel reassured, but also where someone who is not from the LGBTQIA+ community can learn how to be a better ally to their peers
— From Laure's Picks
From the bestselling author of MELISSA, a new book putting a non-binary kid named Green at center stage.
Middle-grade superstar author Alex Gino returns to the world they began with MELISSA and RICK with GREEN, the story of a non-binary middle-schooler named Green who comes into their own in no small part by fighting for gender-free casting in their school’s production of THE WIZARD OF OZ.
About the Author
Alex Gino loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive. Their first novel, Melissa, was a winner of the Children’s Stonewall Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Children’s Choice Book Award. For more about Alex, please visit them at alexgino.com.
Praise for Melissa:
Winner of the Stonewall Award
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award
A Children's Choice Book Award
"Profound, moving, and -- as Charlotte would say -- radiant, this book will stay with anyone lucky enough to find it." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Warm, funny, and inspiring." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise for You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!:
"Gino's sophomore effort is every bit as affecting and important as their first." -- School Library Journal, starred review
"Necessary and rewarding." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise for Rick:
"An important, innovative, well-plotted book that invites a large readership." -- Booklist, starred review
"Enlightening and important." -- School Library Journal, starred review