Girls Are Not Chicks
A Feminist Coloring Book
Girls Are Not Chicks exposes the limited gender portrayals in children's media and offers young girls and boys a range of alternative possibilities. By displaying diverse images that reinforce positive roles for girls, creators Jacinta Bunnell and Julie Novak have hit upon a playful way to examine and confront the pervasive gender stereotypes that exist in different aspects of our lives.
The title of the book comes from Bunnell and Novak's belief that when a girl's voice is fostered to its brimming potential, the sound she makes is not a peep, a chirp, or anything akin to the tiny, soft sound of a fuzzy baby chick. Instead, the encouraged voice of a girl is resounding, glowing with perfect protest and intellect, and helps give shape and color to a new "gender-defiant" world.
Burnell and Novak have also partnered to create a second feminist coloring book, Girls Will Be Boys Will be Girls Will Be...
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