Alex Gino loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive. They would take a quiet coffee date with a friend over a loud and crowded party any day.
Born and raised on Staten Island, NY, Alex has lived in Philadelphia, PA; Brooklyn, NY; Astoria (Queens), NY; Northampton, MA; and Oakland, CA. In April 2016, they put their books and furniture in storage and have been driving around the country in a motorhome.
Their work-in-progess is a middle grade novel about baby sisters, first crushes, Deafness, Blackness, and learning about your own privilege. While it has been and continues to be a challenge, Alex believes young people need tools to talk about and reflect on real issues in our world.
Alex is a proud member of We Need Diverse Books. All opinions on this site are their own.
Note: Alex uses the singular-they, and the honorific Mx., pronounced “Mix”. (e.g. Mx. Gino is hoping they still have ice cream in the freezer.) If you are speaking or writing about Alex, please do the same.
Alex in the Media
Interview with Tucson Tales on March 24, 2017
Alex Gino Unraveled on the Yarn Podcast on September 18, 2016
Be Who You Are: Transgender Issues Come To Falmouth Schools in Cape Cod Wave Magazine on December 15, 2015
Children’s Book Meant to Promote Acceptance of Transgender People in Frederick News-Post on November 15, 2015
Interview in the UK Guardian on September 9, 2015
Alex Gino on Debut Novel, “George”, and the Importance of Transgender Voices in the Kid Lit World in School Library Journal on September 4, 2015
‘George’ Author Alex Gino Tells Us Why Young Readers Need Trans Narratives at MTV.com on August 28 2015
Interview in Kirkus Reviews Magazine on August 26, 2015
Transgender Children’s Books Fill a Void and Break a Taboo in the NY Times, June 6, 2015
- Please note: George’s pronouns are wrong in this article, and the author is referred to by first name, deviating from NY Times standard policy. No correction or apology has been issued, to the author’s knowledge.
Transgender Titles for Young Readers in Publisher’s Weekly, May 22, 2015