Alex Gino loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive.
GEORGE is Alex’s debut. When they started writing it in 2003, they had no idea how long of a journey it would be, but the hole in children’s literature was clear, and they knew how they wanted to fill it. After countless revisions, breaks of frustration, and days spent staring at drafts willing them to be better, Alex is delighted and proud to share Melissa with the world.
When not promoting GEORGE, Alex is working on a second middle grade novel that incorporates issues of Deafness, police violence, baby sisters, and first crushes.