Curriculum Review: “Choose Your Own Likes” Talking About Stereotypes

Hey all! ¬†We got the opportunity this week to review some curriculum by Jamey Fisher Perkins, which is all about stereotypes! This month’s curriculum is part of her wider “Growing Towards Justice” curriculum set. ¬†We were given a copy of this curriculum to review free of charge, but all opinions are our own.¬† The 12…

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Written &¬†Illustrated by:¬†Jen Wang For ages:¬†Young Adults and up Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†Gender Expression, Growing Up, Love, Family, Acceptance, Friendship. Summary:¬†Prince Sebastian doesn’t particularly want to get married, but his parents are desperate for him to find a mate. ¬†All Sebastian really wants to do is blow off steam and wear fabulous dresses as a disguise…

Sugar and Snails

Written by:¬†Sarah Tsiang Illustrated by:¬†Sonja Wimmer For ages:¬†4-7 years Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†Gender Stereotypes, Family, Love, Acceptance, Self-Expression. Summary:¬†Our story opens at a kitchen table, where two young children are sitting with their grandfather. ¬†He recites the old rhyme about what little girls and boys are made of. ¬†Indignantly, both children disagree with the rhyme and…

Jacob’s New Dress

Written by: Sarah and Ian Hoffman Illustrated by: Chris Case For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Acceptance, Individuality, Social-Emotional Learning, Family. Summary: Jacob loves to dress up in princess dresses, and does so in the Dramatic Play area in his classroom. He wants to wear some of his dress-up clothes to school,…

William’s Doll

Written by: Charlotte Zolotow Illustrated by: William P√®ne Du Bois For Ages: 3-8 Language: English Topics Covered: Gender Stereotypes, Family, Acceptance. Summary: William wants a doll more than anything! He wants to practice being a father, holding and feeding and cuddling a baby of his own. William’s brother and the boy next door tease him,…

Sparkle Boy

Written by: Lesl√©a Newman Illustrated by: Maria Mola For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English, slight Spanish mention. Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Gender Expression, Family Acceptance, Inclusiveness. Summary: This book opens with two siblings, sister Jessie and younger brother Casey, in the living room of their home. ¬†Jessie is dancing in a sparkly skirt, and Casey reaches…

Pink is for Boys

Written by: Robb Pearlman Illustrated by: Eda Kaban For Ages: 4-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Gender stereotypes, Acceptance, Self-Expression, Individuality. Summary: This is a simple book that explains how all the colors are for everyone, and gives plenty of examples! ¬†These fun illustrations highlight the color of topic by giving more examples. ¬†For example:¬†Orange…