Sparkle Boy

Book cover for Sparkle Boy by Leslea Newman
Author

Leslea Newman

Illustrator

Maria Mola

Book Summary

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 and sparkly bracelet. His nails glitter in the light. Jessie insists that Casey looks silly. It’s one thing to dress like this around the house, but going outside as a “sparkle boy” is another thing entirely. What will happen when the other kids see him?

This sweet and refreshing story speaks to us all about acceptance, respect, and the simple freedom to be yourself. Shimmery, glittery, sparkly things are fun—for everyone!

Breaking Gender Barriers, Pride, Siblings, Tolerance, Gender norms

Age Range
Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3)
ISBN #
9781620142851
Publisher
Lee and Low Books
Book Category
Gender Norms
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