Gender and Sex

Dazzling Travis

Travis has no limits to what he enjoys doing. Everything from shopping and football to ballet or dress up, Travis is a one of a kind boy! But when some of the kids on the playground begin to pick on him, Travis truly dazzles. See how this empowering story encourages both boys and girls to …

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Frog Boots

There’s only one thing Dylan wants: frog boots! But what happens when this little boy discovers they’re meant for . . . girls? School shopping is no fun for Dylan—until he spots a pair of boots decorated with poison-dart frogs. They’re so cool that he even wears them to bed, where he discovers they glow …

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Boys Dance!

A lively and encouraging picture book celebrating boys who love to dance, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre. Boys who love to dance are center stage in this encouraging, positive, rhyming picture book about guys who love to pirouette, jeté, and plié. Created in partnership with the American Ballet Theatre and with the input of …

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Not Every Princess

Not Every Princess takes readers on a poetic journey gently questioning the rigid construction of gender roles and inspiring readers to access their imaginations and challenge societal expectations. It intends to encourage all of those princesses and pirates who did not fall into a life of castles and boats that they too are no less …

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Pearl Fairweather, Pirate Captain

Captain Pearl Fairweather is a brave and fair pirate captain. She and her diverse crew of twenty-four women sail the seven seas on the good ship, Harmony. All is well until the day Captain Sandy McCross sails into their lives and demands to take over Pearl’s ship! This beautifully illustrated children’s picture book explores the …

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Little Kunoichi, The Ninja Girl

Meet Little Kunoichi, a young ninja in training! On a “super secret island” in a “super super secret village,” Little Kunoichi, is struggling at school. Inspired by tiny Chibi Samurai’s practice and skills, she works harder than ever and makes a friend. Together, they show the power of perseverance, hard work, and cooperation, and they …

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Astronaut Annie

Career Day is approaching, and Annie can’t wait to show her family what she’s planning to be when she grows up. But, she must keep it a secret until Friday! So curious family members each ask Annie for a clue. Convinced that she’ll be a news reporter like he once was, Grandpop gives her his …

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Allie’s Basketball Dream

Basketball is Allie’s favorite sport-she’s loved it ever since her father took her to her first game at Madison Square Garden. When her dad gives her a new basketball of her own, she hits the neighborhood courts, full of confidence. Once there, her enthusiasm ebbs as her shots fall short of the basket-at least at …

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Sparkle Boy

Casey loves to play with his blocks, puzzles, and dump truck, and he also loves things that shimmer, glitter, and sparkle. Casey’s older sister, Jessie, thinks this is weird. Shimmery, glittery, sparkly things are only for girls. Right? When Casey and Jessie head to the library for story time, Casey proudly wears his shimmery skirt …

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I Love My Purse

Charlie loves the bright red purse that his grandmother let him have. One day, he decides to take it to school. First his father, then his friends, and even the crossing guard question him about his “strange” choice. After all, boys don’t carry purses. But Charlie isn’t deterred. Before long, his unselfconscious determination starts to …

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