Think back to when you were a kid. What books do you remember reading? What book characters were your favorites? I'll admit that I love a good princess story or fairytale, but I can definitely see the need to strike a balance in what our kids read - a balance between princess stories where a male character typically saves the day and stories that show our kids that girls and women can be just as strong and independent as boys and men.
I think we need more books that show women and young girls doing "boy things" and also need more books showing boys and men doing "girl things". The other day, my four year old came to me and said, "I want to be a girl because I want to dance ballet and only girls get to do that." Well, straight to You Tube we went to watch videos of some of the best male ballet dancers do their thing. Having books that show anyone can do anything is good for both boys and girls.
What do you think?
I love this video about the Rebel Girls book! I love this idea. Watch this video and support their cause if you are interested. I think I will pick up a few copies to give to the little girls in my life, and I might even keep a copy for myself!