EP 7: Gender and Stereotypes: Featuring Guest Host Lee!

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Show Notes Episode 7


“Gender and stereotypes: Featuring Guest host Lee!”

Episode summary: 

This week we are joined by guest host Lee (they/them) for a discussion on Gender and gender stereotypes and how to subvert them using children’s books.  We discuss Lee’s personal journey, Corrie’s master’s thesis in Gender Studies and a whole bunch of great books for discussing Gender with children.

Topics discussed in this episode: 

-Topic 1 Meet Lee (They/Them)! Corrie’s amazing Spouse!

-Topic 2 Lee’s Experiences of Discrimination in Education for Their Expression of Gender

-Topic 3 What is Gender?

-Topic 4 Gender in Kidlit

-Topic 5  Dismantling Gender Stereotypes in the Early Years 

-Topic 6  Strong Opinions on “Pink is for Boys”

-Topic 7  Gender Non Conforming Books

-Topic 8  Subverting Gender Stereotypes in the Classroom and at Home


Gender identity: which is the sense a person has of their own gender and how they relate to their gender. 

A Stereotype: is  an overly simple picture or opinion of a person, group or thing.

Social Construction: an idea or definition created and enforced by a society

Book Recommendations 

“Lucia the Luchadora” Cynthia Leonore Garza & Alyssa Bermudez

“Annie’s Plaid Shirt” Stacy B. Davids & Rachael Balsaitis  

“Interstellar Cinderella” Deborah Underwood & Meg Hunt 

“Julian is a Mermaid” Jessica Love 

“Mary Wears What She Wants” Keith Negley

“Sparkle Boy” Leslea Newman & Maria Mola

“Dress Like a Girl” Patricia Toht

“Jacob’s new dress” Ian Hoffman, Sarah Hoffman & Chris Case 

“Pink is for Boys” Rob Pearlman & Eda Kaban

“From the stars in the sky to the fish in the sea” Kai Cheng Thom, Kai Yun Ching Wai-Yant Li

“Ho’onani Hula Warrior” Heather Gale & Mika Song

“Boxitects” Kim Smith

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