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Gender Roles Book List

Gender Roles Book List

People share a common nature but are trained in gender roles.

Lillie Devereux Blake

The following collection of books challenge gender stereotypes. They present characters who don’t fit into “normal” gender roles. They are instead true to themselves. Rebel Girls has produced great short videos on fairy tales with men in the role of the “lead” character. Their YouTube channel includes a video highlighting the “ugly truth” about female book characters, or the lack of them.

Further Reading

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Resources

These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information
Kids’ Health: Gender

Healthy Children: Gender Identity Development in Children
Novak Djokovic Foundation: Lack of Men in Early Childhood Education
Mermaids UK: Resources and information to support gender non-conforming or transgender children
Gender Spectrum: Frequently used resources on gender identity
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario: Suggested Resources For Gender Independent Children and Transgender Youth/Adults
British Council: How to approach teaching gender equality to boys and girls
The Guardian: Books for girls, about girls: the publishers trying to balance the bookshelves
Early Years Matters: A Unique Child
Very Well Mind: The Importance of a Child’s Social Identity
Humanium: Understanding Children’s Right to Identity

Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
Teaching Tolerance: Groups We Belong To Learning Plan
Teaching Tolerance: Looking Inwards, Looking Outwards: An Exploration of Identity Learning Plan
Equality and Human Rights Commission: Explore a wide range of jobs and challenge preconceptions
Scholastic: I Can Do Anything Lesson Plan
National Union of Teachers: Boys’ Things and Girls’ Things
Scholastic: Staff Teacher Handout: Helping Children Develop a Sense of Identity
Teaching Tolerance: What makes me who I am? Learning Plan
Teaching Tolerance: Questioning Identity, while Respecting Diversity. Learning Plan
Equality and Human Rights Commission: Who Am I?
Scholastic: The Search for Self-Identity
Scholastic: Me, Myself, and I: An Identity-Themed Common Core ELA Unit
The British Museum: Identity classroom resources

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More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 400 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

Gender Roles Book List

Complete Book List

Explore over 450 picture books. Each book title has a synopsis, resources and relevant links.

Themed Picture Book Lists

Find lists of picture books organised by different subjects, including separate lists for teachers.

Resources

Find links to a selection of book and magazine publishers. You will find the companies have different offers at different times so have a browse.

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The following picture books challenge gender stereotypes. They present characters who don't fit into
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