Meet the author virtually and share in the conversation with your community.


Author Presentations

Alex Gino

Book Clubs & Discussions

School Visits

2021 Fox Cities Reads Events

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The Fox Cities Book Festival is honored to host author Alex Gino for a virtual presentation!

Alex Gino is the author of, George, our 2021 selection for the Fox Cities Reads. We hope the entire community joins us in reading this powerful MG book about identity, authenticity, and acceptance.

  • The Fox Cities Book Festival is honored to host author Alex Gino for a virtual presentation on Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 PM 
  • The virtual event will be held through Zoom. Please register ahead of the event by clicking on the Zoom link here. Fill out the registration form and you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access the virtual event.
  • Alex Gino’s visit and talk is a free, open-to-the-public virtual event. They will also make two presentations to school groups earlier that day.

You can borrow physical or digital copies of, George , from your local Fox Cities library or purchase from your favorite local book seller. If you prefer to purchase online, you can do so from our affiliate partner, Bookshop.

Special thanks to community partners for their support, including members of the Reads Committee, The Book Shop, Diverse and Resilient, Celebrate Diversity, Heartbrain, and Helen Boyd.

Please direct questions about Fox Cities Reads to: or to your local Fox Cities public library.

George books stacked

Fox Cities Reads and Neenah Public Library Virtual Book Discussion

Monday, April 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Join the Neenah Public Library for a virtual Monday Morning Book Klatch discussion about the 2021 Fox Cities Reads pick, George by Alex Gino.

Visit NPL online here to register for the Zoom event.

Past Reads


Kao Kalia Yang, The Latehomecomer

Dr. Matthew Desmond, Evicted

Ruta Sepetys, Salt To The Sea

Sharon Draper, Stella By Starlight

David Sheff, Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction

Christina Baker Kline, Orphan Train

R. J. Palacio, Wonder

Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder

Bill Strickland, Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary

Luis Alberto Urrea, Into the Beautiful North and The Devil’s Highway

Lesley Kagen, Whistling in the Dark

Michael Perry, Off Main Street, Population: 485, and Truck

Alice Hoffman, Blackbird House and Green Angel

Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed