Posts Tagged: kids books
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Children's Books for Young Feminists

Everyone knows there's a gender imbalance in children's literature. From Babar to The Cat in the Hat, kids' books tend to cast put boys in the lead roles, leaving young girls on the sidelines yet again. Here are a few of the most beloved children's books of all time, reimagined to ignite the feminist motors of little girls far and wide.

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Get These White Boys Out My Children's Books

At the Huffington Post, Soraya Chemaly asks:

How many people would never consider buying Anne of Green Gables or Island of the Blue Dolphins for their 10-year old boy, but don't pause before giving a daughter Treasure Island or Enders Game? Books featuring girls are, for the most part, understood to be books for girls. Which is interesting as well because, in addition to there not being enough, books featuring girls as protagonists are disproportionately among the most frequently banned children's books. In a recent Buzzfeed list of 15 commonly banned books for kids, almost half were about girls. Girls who do things apparently scare a lot of people.

Over the last 100 years, this is [...]