Jamie Is Jamie:
A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way
by Afsaneh Moradian (she/her)
Illustrated by Maria Bogade (she/her)
There are so many fun things to play with at Jamie’s new preschool—baby dolls to care for, toy cars to drive—and Jamie wants to play with them all! But the other children are confused by Jamie’s gender expression . . . is Jamie a boy or a girl? Some toys are just for girls and others are just for boys, aren’t they? Not according to Jamie!
Join Jamie’s new friends as they learn the importance of cooperation, creativity, and empathy. Jamie Is Jamie is a great way to start a conversation with children about gender expression by:
- challenging gender stereotypes
- showing readers that playing is fundamental to learning
- reinforcing the idea that all children need the freedom to play unencumbered
A special section for teachers, parents, and caregivers provides tips on how to make children’s playtime learning time.