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10 Children's Books That Break Gender Stereotypes

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

By Mary Hoffman (Age: 4 and up)

Grace loves stories. She likes listening to them, making them up and pretending to be exciting characters in the stories.

Her class decides to perform Peter Pan, and Grace wants to be Peter. Her friends point out that she is a dark girl who looks nothing like Peter.

But Grace's grandma tells her that she can truly be whatever she sets her heart to. And true enough, Grace auditions for the part and plays Peter Pan with flair. 

While the story in itself has immense depth in its exploration of self-belief and identity, the watercolor illustrations bring to life Grace's beautiful character and personality. 

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