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By George!
It's Alex Gino in Fresno

Alex Gino

April 9 & 10, 2018   ~   Alex Gino, the award-winning author, will visit Fresno on April 9 and 10th. Please join us in welcoming them!

The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature and the Cross Cultural and Gender Center and Lesbian,Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + Allies Network at Fresno State and the community organization, Trans-E-Motion have partnered to bring Mx. Gino to Fresno to speak for Fresno State's Diversity Week kick-off on April 9.

A catered talk will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the University Dining Hall located on campus. A second catered reception and talk will take place later that evening in the University Dining Hall at 6:30 p.m. The talk will start at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome! Books will be available for sale and signing.

Book cover George

Mx. Gino is the author of the Stonewall Award-winning, middle grade novel, George. George tells the story of a young girl who is denied the opportunity to play the character of Charlotte in the school's play, Charlotte's Web because she is seen as a boy named, George. Her best friend, Kelly, is the only one who knows her secret and together they devise a plan, to once and for all, let her be who she really is.

Campus parking for either event is recommended in Lot P27. Traveling north on Cedar Avenue, turn right, past Shaw Avenue, onto Scott Avenue. For free parking, please enter the parking code 218824 into a parking permit dispenser located just off of Rowell Avenue.

Mx. Gino's visit on April 10 will include a presentation and ice cream extravaganza for students in a local elementary school classroom. They will also talk to a Fresno State LGBT+ English class, in which their book is being taught this spring semester.

For more information including disability accommodations or physical access, please call 559.278.8116 or send email to Jami Helwig at