Boys into girls stories

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I am the author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries. They are written for nine to year-olds and they star two girls, Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong.

Boys into girls stories

Unfortunately, not everyone agrees with me. A few weeks ago, I received requests to visit from two different schools — but only to speak to the female pupils.

Boys into girls stories

When I raised this issue on Twitter I heard from plenty of authors both men and women who have also been asked to speak to a single-gender audience at co-ed schools. Ever since my first book was published, adults have been asking me whether my books can be read by boys, or whether they are exclusively for girls.

Boys into girls stories

On the face of it, this question is simply bewildering. Why should the gender of my detectives affect who can read them? Part of the greatest joy of reading is in stepping into the mind of someone entirely other, and experiencing the world through their eyes. It springs from enduring assumptions about the differences between boys and girls. Girls so the current assumptions go are emotional, interested in friendship and family, while boys are action-oriented, focused on fighting and sport.

She wanted to make sure her son had a book with boys in it, because he does not read books about girls. My heart sank when I heard that.

Boys into girls stories

I believe we need to think again about what stories we are giving our children. Look into the recent wheresrey Star Wars debacle over gendered toys if you want proof that this goes beyond publishing. Boys need to see girls as equals — in films, on TV and in books. And we as adults need to commit to showing them those stories. Children and teenagers.

Boys into girls stories

This article is more than 5 years old. Robin Stevens. They could be reading the same book Photograph: Alamy. Wed 24 Feb Publisher to drop gendered children's titles after parents campaign. Reuse this content.

Boys into girls stories

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Female gender roles in the short story "Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro