My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis promotes self-awareness, self-esteem, identity, resilience and acceptance.
Kilodavis wrote this book because of her younger sons experiences. The story is a lesson of acceptance and tolerance about a 4-year-old boy, teased because he loves wearing dresses and told boys should not wear them. “When we go shopping he is the happiest… And when he buys girls things they laugh at him and they laugh at me. It hurts us both.”
Teaching Resources: My Princess Boy
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- Advocates for Youth: Gender Roles A Lesson Plan from Rights, Respect, Responsibility
- Cheryl Kilodavis Official Website
- Educate & Celebrate: Download Original Song
- The Highland Council: Equality and Diversity Lesson Plan for My Princess Boy
- Mermaids UK: Resources and information to support gender non-conforming or transgender children
- My Princess Boy Official Website
- Simon and Schuster: Reading Group Guide
- Support Services for LGBTQ Youth: My Princess Boy Lesson Plan
- Take a look inside My Princess Boy