Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster ... More often than not, these are the role-models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity. But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're feeling sad or angry? What if you like the idea of wearing a dress? There is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dalí, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Stormzy, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens - different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.
Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Quercus Editions Ltd., a Hachette UK Company.
"What makes Franny's father a feminist? It's simple, really! He knows that girls can do anything boys can do, and raises Franny to believe that she deserves all the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities that he had. "Franny's Father is a Feminist" portrays the loving bond between a girl and her father--a man who isn't afraid of defying gender norms in order to ensure that his daughter grows up smart, strong, and full of self-confidence. It is a sweet exploration of the ways in which male feminism can play a vital role in the empowerment of young women, for all dads and daughters to enjoy."--Jacket front flap.