Frankie loves dress-ups, playing soccer, visiting Grandpa, cooking pancakes, and so much more. Frankie loves what Frankie loves! The choice is always Frankie’s. Allowing your child to do the things they love and simply be themselves is one of the greatest gifts you can provide. Through Frankie’s active and fun encounters, readers soon learn that in Frankie’s world there are no gendered roles – kids are just kids! Also included are Discussion Questions for parents, caregivers and educators, and extra tips on how to reduce gender stereotyping. Who Am I? I Am Me! has been written to open up a conversation with children about their own individual preferences for toys, activities, games, books, etc. and to break down gender norms. In the long run, if we eliminate gender stereotyping there will be more choices for all genders, the likelihood of one gender believing they have power of another will be lessened, and children growing into adults will be free to follow their passions and be truly who they are. I hope you and the children in your care enjoy this book and the discussions it will bring.
Who Am I? I Am Me! is illustrated by Ewen Diane
About the Author
Jayneen Sanders (aka Jay Dale) is an experienced early years educator, author, publisher and blogger. Jayneen writes children’s books on Body Safety, consent, gender equality, respectful relationships, and social and emotional intelligence. She believes empowering children from an early age makes for empowered teenagers and adults. Jayneen is Lead Author for the children’s literacy series Engage Literacy published by Capstone Classroom, and has written over 120 titles in that series. Jayneen is importantly a mother of three daughters and has always advocated for their empowerment. Jayneen’s ongoing passion for the safety and empowerment of children continues today with new manuscripts and free-to-download resources always in the wings.