written Kristina Henkel & Marie Tomičić
An amazing book that helps parents, educators, childcare providers and everyone else who wants to show children the many options and opportunities available beyond gender stereotypes. The authors use everyday examples and humor to show that gender traps lie in wait for us all over the place, among toys and clothes, feelings and friendships.
RIGHTS SOLD: Korean, Spanish, Serbian & Norwegian
If you’re curious about how to offer children more gender-equal opportunities in everyday life, this book offers simple and practical advice – a satisfying read for everyone who wants to help craft equality of play, dress, language, friendships, feelings, and body.
Main Headings from the Table of Contents:
– Taciturn or Talkative? – language equality
– Cute or Tough – dress and appearance equality
– Hitting of Hugging – equality of play
– Big Boys Don’t Cry – emotional equality
– And They Played Happily Ever After – equality of friendships
– Arms, Legs, Penises and Vulvas – bodily equality
– What Happens at Daycare and Preschool?
– Making Equality Happen
About the authors:
Kristina Henkel holds a degree in political science and is working as a gender equality consultant in Sweden. She is mainly working with daycare centers and schools and she is the head of the education company Jämställt (Equal). Kristina has also written the very popular book “En jämställd förskola” (A gender-equal Preschool). Kristina is the parent of two.
Marie Tomičić holds a PhD in Business Administration and has been working for fifteen years as a researcher and teacher in areas of leadership and creativity. Since 2007 she runs the famous Swedish publishing house OLIKA (DIFFERENT), which promotes diversity in children’s literature. OLIKA has been awarded the Swedish Price of Equality in 2012, the Stebeck Grant in 2013 and are often invited to speak about gender equality internationally. Marie is the parent of three.
Some of the topics discussed are Taciturn or Talkative? (language equality); Cute or Tough (dress and appearance equality); Big Boys Don’t Cry (emotional equality).