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Gender and Family Structure
10,000 Dresses by
Publication Date: 2008-11-04
Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. "You're a BOY!" Mother and Father tell Bailey. "You shouldn't be thinking about dresses at all." Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey's imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey's dreams come true!
All Families Are Special by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC SIM
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
When Mrs. Mack says she will soon be a grandmother, her students realize that teachers have families just like they do! Suddenly everyone in the class wants to share information about his or her own unique family.
All Kinds of Families! by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC HOB
Publication Date: 2009-08-01
With irresistible, rollicking rhyme, beloved picture book author Mary Ann Hoberman shows readers that families, large and small, are all around us. From celery stalks to bottle caps, buttons, and rings, the objects we group together form families, just like the ones we are a part of. And, as we grow up, our families grow, too.
And Tango Makes Three by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC RIC
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.
Ballerino Nate by
Publication Date: 2006-03-16
Nate has the heart of a dancer, and he is determined to learn ballet. Even his older brother, Ben, can’t change his mind with his claims that "boys don’t dance." Or can he? When Ben tells Nate that he’ll have to wear pink shoes and a dress, Nate becomes awfully worried. And when he’s the only boy in his ballet class, he begins to think that Ben is right: Maybe boys don’t dance.
Exuberant and true-to-childhood, this is a warm and funny story about sibling squabbles, the joy of ballet, and best of all, grabbing hold of your dreams.
The Basket Ball by
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
Lulu prefers playing basketball to playing with dolls. So when the boys won’t let her join their school-yard team, she decides to host a Basket Ball—where ball gowns are traded in for sequined basketball jerseys and high-top heels! Girls travel from all over the world to attend the ball, shooting hoops, showing off their skills, and forming a league of their own.
Call Me Max by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC LUK
Publication Date: 2019
When Max starts school, the teacher hesitates to call out the name on the attendance sheet. Something doesn't seem to fit. Max lets her know the name he wants to be called by--a boy's name. This begins Max's journey as he makes new friends and reveals his feelings about his identity to his parents.
Charlie Anderson by
Publication Date: 1995-03-01
Charlie, a fuzzy gray cat, walked out of the woods one evening and into Elizabeth's and Sarah's hearts. Now he sleeps on their beds, lets them dress him up in doll clothes, and laps up warm milk on chilly nights. But where does Charlie go during the day?
It's not until a storm keeps Charlie away one night that the two sisters discover his other, daytime, home. But maybe that's not such a bad thing. Because, just like Elizabeth and Sarah, Charlie has two houses, two beds, and two families who love him very, very much!
Elena's Serenade by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC GEE
Publication Date: 2004-03-01
In Mexico, a little girl goes on a journey to learn to be a glassblower and gains confidence along the way.
Heather Has Two Mommies by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC NEW
Publication Date: 2015-03-11
When Heather goes to playgroup, at first she feels bad because she has two mothers and no father, but then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC GAL
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
"An empowering celebration of identity, acceptance and Hawaiian culture based on the true story of a young girl in Hawai'i who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe at her school. Ho'onani feels in-between. She doesn't see herself as wahine (girl) OR kane (boy). She's happy to be in the middle. But not everyone sees it that way. When Ho'onani finds out that there will be a school performance of a traditional kane hula chant, she wants to be part of it. But can a girl really lead the all-male troupe? Ho'onani has to try . . . Based on a true story, Ho'onani: Hula Warrior is a celebration of Hawaiian culture and an empowering story of a girl who learns to lead and learns to accept who she really is--and in doing so, gains the respect of all those around her.
It Feels Good to Be Yourself by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC THO
Publication Date: 2019-06-04
"This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. Written by the mother of a transgender child and illustrated by a non-binary transgender artist, this picture book provides young readers and parents alike with the vocabulary to discuss this important topic with sensitivity."--
Jack (not Jackie) by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC SIL
Publication Date: 2018-10-09
Susan loves her baby sister Jackie, but as Jackie grows older and behaves more and more like a boy Susan must adjust to having a brother, Jack, instead
Jacob's New Dress by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC HOF
Publication Date: 2014-03-01
Jacob, who likes to wear dresses at home, convinces his parents to let him wear a dress to school, too.
Mary Wears What She Wants by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC NEG
Publication Date: 2019-01-15
"Once upon a time (but not too long ago), girls only wore dresses. And only boys wore pants. Until one day, a young girl named Mary had a bold idea: She would wear whatever she wanted. And she wanted to wear pants! Inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants, this fresh, charming picture book encourages readers to think for themselves while gently challenging gender and societal norms"
Meggie Moon by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC BAG
Publication Date: 2013-05-01
Normally, no one dares to play in the yard where Digger and Tiger spend all their time, but when a girl invades, they soon realize that she has some brilliant ideas for playing with the junk found there.
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by
Publication Date: 2014-05-13
Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. But most of all, Morris loves wearing the tangerine dress in his classroom's dress-up center. The children in Morris's class don't understand. Dresses, they say, are for girls. And Morris certainly isn't welcome in the spaceship some of his classmates are building. Astronauts, they say, don't wear dresses. One day when Morris feels all alone and sick from their taunts, his mother lets him stay home from school. Morris dreams of a fantastic space adventure with his cat, Moo. Inspired by his dream, Morris paints the incredible scene he saw and brings it with him to school. He builds his own spaceship, hangs his painting on the front of it and takes two of his classmates on an outer space adventure. With warm, dreamy illustrations, Isabelle Malenfant perfectly captures Morris's vulnerability and the vibrancy of his imagination.
My Princess Boy by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC KIL
Publication Date: 2010-12-21
Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He's a Princess Boy.
Oliver Button Is a Sissy by
Call Number: Lower School Library DEP
Publication Date: 1979-05-30
A little boy must come to terms with being teased and ostracized because he'd rather read books, paint pictures, and tap-dance than participate in sports. "There is a good balance between the simple text . . . and the expressive pictures . . . an attractive little book."-- School Library Journal
The Paper Bag Princess by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC MUN
Publication Date: 1980-05-01
Princess Elizabeth outwits a dragon to save her prince. But her prince does not appreciate what she has done for him.
Players in Pigtails by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC COR
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
Katie Casey, a fictional character, helps start the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which gave women the opportunity to play professional baseball while America was involved in World War II.
Call Number: Lower School Library 921 MIL
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world. Award-winning author Rob Sanders's stirring text, and acclaimed illustrator Steven Salerno's evocative images, combine to tell this remarkable - and undertold - story. A story of love, hope, equality, and pride.
Prince and Knight by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC HAA
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
A prince and a knight in shining armor find true love in each other's embrace after fighting a dragon together.
The Princess Knight by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC FUN
Publication Date: 2004-03-01
Envious of her brothers who are in training to become knights, young Violetta disguises herself as a boy in order to take part in the big jousting contest in the hopes of showing everyone that she is just as capable.
The Sissy Duckling by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC FIE
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
Elmer the duck is teased because he is different, but he proves himself by not only surviving the winter, but also saving his Papa.
When Aidan Became a Brother by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC LUK
Publication Date: 2019-05-07
Aidan, a transgender boy, experiences complicated emotions as he and his parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby.
William's Doll by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC ZOL
Publication Date: 1972-05-30
William's father gives him a basketball and a train but these do not make him want a doll less.