Strong Girls, Whole Boys

Ruby's Wish Cover Image
By Shirin Yim, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780811834902
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - July 1st, 2002

Ruby is unlike most little girls in old China. Instead of aspiring to get married, Ruby is determined to attend university when she grows up, just like the boys in her family.

Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312370053
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Published: Griffin - May 15th, 2007

Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award

Every parent who cares about empowering her daughter should own a copy."
- Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

200 Ways to Raise a Girl's Self-Esteem Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573241540
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Published: Conari Press - June 1st, 1999

200 Ways to Raise a Girl's Self-Esteem provides straightforward advice and helpful guidelines for parents and teachers who want to help girls build positive self-images and develop full, exuberant lives.

200 Ways to Raise a Boy's Emotional Intelligence: An Indispensible Guide for Parents, Teachers & Other Concerned Caregivers Cover Image
By Will Glennon, Don Elium (Foreword by), Jeanne Elium (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781573240208
Availability: Backordered
Published: Conari Press - June 1st, 2000

A nationally recognized parenting expert and spokesperson for fathers, Glennon presents straightforward and well-researched-ways- both to nurture young men and, in turn, to teach them how to be nurturing.

Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Susan Guevara (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152020477
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 1st, 2000

These thirteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, brawny, brave heroines--and not one damsel in distress From Bradamante, the fierce female medieval knight, to Li Chi, the Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent and saves her town, these heroines use their cunning, wisdom, and strength to succeed.

Amazing Grace Cover Image
By Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803710405
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Published: Dial Books - September 2nd, 1991

Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace's high-flying imagination.

Pinky and Rex and the Bully Cover Image
By James Howe, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689808340
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Published: Simon Spotlight - April 1st, 1996

Pinky's favorite color is pink, and his best friend, Rex, is a girl. Kevin, the third-grade bully, says that makes Pinky a sissy. Deep down, Pinky thinks Kevin is wrong, but he's still worried. Does Pinky have to give up his favorite things, and worse, does he have to give up his best friend?

It's Okay to Be Different Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316666039
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2001

It's okay to need some help.
It's okay to be a different color.
It's okay to talk about your feelings.

From the bestselling author Todd Parr comes a reassuring book about being who you are.

The Boy Who Cried Fabulous Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Peter Ferguson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781582462240
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Published: Tricycle Press - August 1st, 2007

The only thing Roger likes better than exploring the world around him is describing it. And Roger describes most things as fabulous But his parents have a different view. They want Roger to see things the way they do, so they ban -fabulous- from his vocabulary.

The Sissy Duckling Cover Image
By Harvey Fierstein, Henry Cole (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416903130
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

Elmer is not like the other boy ducklings. While they like to build forts, he loves to bake cakes. While they like to play baseball, he wants to put on the halftime show. Elmer is a great big sissy.

But when his father is wounded by a hunter's shot, Elmer proves that the biggest sissy can also be the greatest hero.

Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607745020
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 8th, 2014

A guide that helps parents focus on their children's unique strengths and inclinations rather than on gendered stereotypes to more effectively bring out the best in their individual children, for parents of infants to middle schoolers.
Reliance on Gendered Stereotypes Negatively Impacts Kids