Books for boys and girls!

Don’t like the “Boys Books” and “Girls Books” labeling which gets slapped onto the front of books or on book shop displays?Els - victory against boys and girls books

One young girl in England got so annoyed that she decided to do something about it!

The result?

The move to scrap gender-labelling in children’s books is gaining momentum. In the UK, Scholastic has announced it will no longer use gender-labelling in its book titles after receiving a complaint from a young reader who argued that ‘no books should be “for girls” or “for boys”’. This follows a similar announcement from Penguin Random House children’s book imprint Ladybird in 2014.

Advertisements

About mgslibrary

What we do, how we do it, and what's coming up in the world of books and information. View all posts by mgslibrary

Talk to us! We love to hear what you think.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: