Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way

Book cover for Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way by Afsaneh Moradian

Afsaneh Moradian


Maria Bogade

Book Summary

There are so many fun things to play with at Jamie’s new preschool— baby dolls to care for, toy cars to drive—and Jamie wants to play with them all! But the other children are confused . . . is Jamie a boy or a girl? Some toys are just for girls and others are just for boys, aren’t they? Not according to Jamie! This book challenges gender stereotypes, shows readers that playing is fundamental to learning, and reinforces the idea that all chil­dren need the freedom to play unencumbered. A special section for teachers, parents, and care­givers provides tips on how to make children’s playtime learning time.

Gender Stereotypes, Courage, Identity, Inner Self, Confidence, Acceptance, Self Expression, Fashion, Family, Gender, Gender Identity, LGBTQ2S+, Self-Respect, Self-Esteem, Gender Inclusive, Gender Alliance, Gender Diversity, Our Body, Our Expression, Expression, Fluidity, Gender Exploration, Introduction to Gender for anyone, Gender Language, Clothing, Hobbies, Guide, Discussion points, Resource, Celebrating Gender Diversity, Children, Plays, School, Picture books

Age Range
Ages 0 to 3 (preschool), Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3)
Free Spirit Publishing
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