Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way (Hardcover)

Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way By Afsaneh Moradian, Maria Bogade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Afsaneh Moradian, Maria Bogade (Illustrator)
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Description


When free-spirited Jamie arrives at a new preschool, all the children learn that gender expression doesn't determine which toys to play with.

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.

Don’t miss out on more of Jamie’s adventures in Jamie and Bubbie, available now!

The Jamie Is Jamie Series
The Jamie Is Jamie series invites young children to join Jamie as they build confidence through imaginative free play, break down gender stereotypes, respect pronouns and gender identity, and learn self-advocacy skills. Each book includes a section for adults to help them reinforce the books' messages.

About the Author


Afsaneh Moradian has loved writing stories, poetry, and plays since childhood.

After receiving her master's in education, she took her love of writing into the classroom where she began teaching children how to channel their creativity. Her passion for teaching has lasted for over fifteen years.

Afsaneh now guides students and teachers (and her young child) in the art of writing. She is also a vocal advocate for diversity and representation in children's books.

Afsaneh lives in New York City and Oaxaca, Mexico.


Praise For…


“Thoroughly kid friendly. Unreservedly recommended.”
— Children’s Bookwatch

“Thoroughly kid friendly. Unreservedly recommended.”
— Children’s Bookwatch

“Thoroughly kid friendly. Unreservedly recommended.”
— Children’s Bookwatch

“Thoroughly kid friendly. Unreservedly recommended.”
— Children’s Bookwatch

“Thoroughly kid friendly. Unreservedly recommended.”
— Children’s Bookwatch

“Thoroughly kid friendly. Unreservedly recommended.”
— Children’s Bookwatch

“Thoroughly kid friendly. Unreservedly recommended.”
— Children’s Bookwatch

“Jamie’s willingness to dance ballet, rock a baby, fix cars, and fight villains carefully breaks down gender stereotypes in toys and role play in an accessible way for children and adults alike.”

“Jamie’s willingness to dance ballet, rock a baby, fix cars, and fight villains carefully breaks down gender stereotypes in toys and role play in an accessible way for children and adults alike.”

“Jamie’s willingness to dance ballet, rock a baby, fix cars, and fight villains carefully breaks down gender stereotypes in toys and role play in an accessible way for children and adults alike.”

“Jamie’s willingness to dance ballet, rock a baby, fix cars, and fight villains carefully breaks down gender stereotypes in toys and role play in an accessible way for children and adults alike.”

“Jamie’s willingness to dance ballet, rock a baby, fix cars, and fight villains carefully breaks down gender stereotypes in toys and role play in an accessible way for children and adults alike.”

“Jamie’s willingness to dance ballet, rock a baby, fix cars, and fight villains carefully breaks down gender stereotypes in toys and role play in an accessible way for children and adults alike.”
— Foreword Reviews

“Jamie’s willingness to dance ballet, rock a baby, fix cars, and fight villains carefully breaks down gender stereotypes in toys and role play in an accessible way for children and adults alike.”


Product Details
ISBN: 9781631981395
ISBN-10: 1631981390
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Jamie Is Jamie