Author of ‘George’ to give campus lecture during Diversity Week

Author Alex Gino is scheduled to visit Fresno State to give two lectures and to speak with an LGBTQ+ English class reading his book.

Gino’s talks are part of Fresno State’s Diversity Week and will take place in the University Dining Hall at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9.

Gino’s book “George” is about a student named George who isn’t allowed to play the character Charlotte in a school production of “Charlotte’s Web” because the school she attends views her as male, even though she identifies as female. George and her friend Kelly work to help George play the role of Charlotte.

The event was created through a collaboration of the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + Allies Network at Fresno State, and the community organization Trans-E-Motion.