There is such a stereotypical idea of masculinity placed on boys. But what about all of the introverted kids who prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? The ones who are sensitive? Who enjoy playing with dolls instead of trucks? Or wear dresses instead of superhero costumes?
The ongoing crisis is continuing to rise with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise. However Stories for Boys Who Dare To Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens – different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.
For anyone who loves the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, you are going to love this!!