by Ben Brooks
Why Our Staff Love Stories For Boys Who Dare to be Different:
This is a heartfelt and timely addition to the wave of kids books featuring inspiring figures throughout history - except this time, the role models are for boys! If you know any little boys who loved the Rebel Girls series and wished they had one about inspirational men, this is the one for them - and there's lots in here that little girls will love to read about too!
From Sir David Attenborough to Salvador Dali, Stories for Boys who Dare to be Different is packed full of incredible male role models who broke the mould of what it means to be a boy and achieved amazing things. This book will show your boys that kindness, compassion and courage are all important when it comes to being the best boy (and man) that they can be.
If you’re looking for alternative bedtime stories that will resonate with your wide-eyed young ones, you’re sure to find one in Stories for Boys who Dare to be Different.
A beautiful and inspiring collection of stories about boys who changed the world without killing a single dragon or saving a single princess.
In fact, a whole lot of them out there don't identify with the idea of being a strong, independent, competitive saviour who never cries. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to this stereotypical idea of masculinity, but what if you're the introvert kind, what if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword, what if you're very sensitive, what if you like the idea of wearing a dress?
As statistics keep showing that there is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise, 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.
A beautiful and transporting book packed with stories of adventure and wonderment, it will appeal to those who need the courage to reject peer pressure and go against the grain. It will educate and entertain, while also encourage and inspire.