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Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different (Hardback)

By Brooks, Ben
Illustrated by Winter, Quinton

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls successfully addressed the huge gender imbalance in children's books in the representation of girls. But boys need to know that prince charmings and brave hunters are not the only role-models either. In fact, a whole lot of them out there don't ...identify with the idea of being a strong, independent, competitive saviour who never cries. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to this stereotypical idea of masculinity, but what if you're the introvert kind, what if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword, what if you're very sensitive, what if you like the idea of wearing a dress?As statistics keep showing that there is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise, Stories for Boys Who Dare To Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve extraordinary things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens - different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.A beautiful and transporting book packed with stories of adventure and wonderment, it will appeal to those who need the courage to reject peer pressure and go against the grain. It will educate and entertain, while also encourage and inspire.
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ISBN 9781787471986
Released NZ 10 Apr 2018
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Hardback
Series Gender and Well-being
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ISBN-13 9781787471986
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint Quercus Publishing
Released 10 Apr 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Brooks, Ben
Illustrated by Winter, Quinton
Series Gender and Well-being
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Fiction Dealing With Social Issues
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Sex Education & The Facts Of Life
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 198mm
Height: 248mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 305.31
Weight 860g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Professional and scholarly;General/trade;Children/juvenile