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What Is Gender? How Does It Define Us? and Other Big Questions For Kids

AuthorJuno Dawson

NarratorHenry Regan

Duration1h 3m

CategoriesChildren and Young Adult Non-Fiction and Educational Titles, Citizenship, LGBTQ+ Non-Fiction

Key StageKS2



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A highly topical look at the concept of gender, encouraging children to think for themselves about the issues involved. What's the difference between sex and gender? What does it mean to be defined by your gender? Are there only two genders? This informative book helps kids to explore these questions and many more. It explains how you gender can have an impact on your life, what it means to choose your own gender identity and the importance of gender equality. Topics covered include gender streotypes, why there are different toys for boys and girls, being intersex and transgender, cross-dressing and gender around the world. You will also hear from a range of people who share their personal gender philosophies. Poet Anthony Anaxagorou discusses masculinity, author Holy Bourne writes about the importance of feminism, Krishna Istha explains what it means to be genderqueer and Juno shares her experiences of being transgender. Other contributors and celebrities featured include Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Jack Monroe, Caitlyn Jenner, RuPaul, Laura Dockrill, Concita Wurst, Andrew McMillan and Emma Watson.

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