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NF Picture Book
Pages: 24
Themes: equality, social justice, education, human rights, boys
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 06/Sep/2016
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Boys around the world are treated differently than girls just because of their gender. They are given an education and choices that girls are not, and their needs and success are often put above the needs of the girls and women in their families and communities. But boys are also given special burdens. They are expected to "be a man", to work, to fight, to be brave. Once again amazing photographs from Plan International are paired with simple text to convey a message: that boys want to see the same choices and freedoms that they have been granted being given equally to the girls and women in their lives. As a Boy is a perfect companion to Because I am a Girl: I Can Change the World.

CanLit for Little Canadians
[As a Boy] demonstrates that boys can be just as supportive of girls’ rights as girls have needed to be and the book does so in a superbly photographed fashion with simple but prophetic statements of encouragement and defense.
Booklist
Striking photographs of children of all ages and from different countries fill this short but important picture book that presents to young readers the reality that in many places, girls do not have the same opportunities as boys.... A powerful and important message, recommended for all libraries.
Publishers Weekly
Themes of empathy and gender equality drive this contemplation of boyhood, created by not-for-profit organization Plan International.
Children's Books Heal
As A Boy is an inspiring global story about boys and their families. Each page features breathtaking, expressive, and powerful photographs that will melt your heart and touch your soul.
National Reading Campaign
With immediacy, and a sense of urgency, the text conveys the message that being born a boy brings privilege, but as brothers, sons, nephews and future fathers, it also brings a responsibility to advocate for the rights of females in their lives. As global citizens, it is important to learn and care about the world around us, and As a Boy will spark much thought and conversation.

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