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Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

A beautiful and inspiring collection of stories about boys who changed the world without killing a single dragon or saving a single princess.

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ISBN 9781787471986
Barcode 9781787471986
Published 10 April 2018 by Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Brooks, Ben
Illustrated by Winter, Quinton
Series Gender and Well-being
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ISBN-13 9781787471986
ISBN-10 1787471985
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint Quercus Publishing
Publication Date 10 April 2018
International Publication Date 5 April 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Brooks, Ben
Illustrated by Winter, Quinton
Series Gender and Well-being
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Fiction Dealing With Social Issues
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Sex Education & The Facts Of Life
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Professional and scholarly;General/trade;Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 194mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 900g
Dewey Code 305.31
Catalogue Code 899178

Description of this Book

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls successfully addressed the huge gender imbalance in children's books in the representation of girls. But boys need to know that prince charmings and brave hunters are not the only role-models either. In fact, a whole lot of them out there don't identify with the idea of being a strong, independent, competitive saviour who never cries. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to this 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're very sensitive, what if you like the idea of wearing a dress?As statistics keep showing that 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 extraordinary things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens - different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.A beautiful and transporting book packed with stories of adventure and wonderment, it will appeal to those who need the courage to reject peer pressure and go against the grain. It will educate and entertain, while also encourage and inspire.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Offer[s] a refreshing twist . . . and will encourage young boys to resist the gender stereotypes that can damage men as much as women. * Daily Express * [This] will help to inspire a younger generation to understand that you don't have to be tough, strong and a dragon killer to be worthwhile. * Stylist * [The stories] coalesce into a rousing symphony of against-the-odds achievement. * 13/04/2018 * This book can save lives. This book can change lives. This book can help to bring forth another generation of boys who dare to be different. * Benjamin Zephaniah *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Ben Brooks (Author) Ben Brooks was born in 1992 and lives in Berlin. He is the author of several books, including Grow Up and Lolito, which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2015. Quinton Winter (Illustrator) Quinton Winter is a British illustrator, artist and colourist. He has worked for many clients including the Guardian newspaper, Walker Books, Gogglebox, 2000AD, Vertigo Comics, Mojo and the BBC.

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