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Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different : True Tales of Amazing Boys who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons - Ben Brooks

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

True Tales of Amazing Boys who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons

By: Ben Brooks, Quinton Winter (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 10th April 2018
ISBN: 9781787471986
Number Of Pages: 352

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Boys need to know that prince charmings and brave hunters are not the only role-models

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 amazing 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.

Industry Reviews

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 *
[The stories] coalesce into a rousing symphony of against-the-odds achievement. * Financial Times *
[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 *
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 *

ISBN: 9781787471986
ISBN-10: 1787471985
Series: Gender and Well-Being
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 10th April 2018
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 19.7  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1

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