Stories for boys who dare to be different : true tales of amazing boys who changed the world without killing dragons / Ben Brooks ; illustrated by Quinton Winter.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2018.
ISBN: 9781787471986 (hbk.) :
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. This book offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is a 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.
207 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm
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