Waking up on the Other Side: Gender Shock in Bill's New Frock

Judith A. Margison, E. J. Hyslop

Abstract


Bill's New Frock provides a wonderful didactic tool for educators struggling to eliminate sex-role stereotyping in children’s literature. Recent research has "alerted both educators and the general public to the fact that schools are shortchanging girls" (Abilock, 1997). To reverse this trend, it is imperative to introduce students to books that discuss gender socialization.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680