“Doing” Gender Differently: Exposing the Porous Nature of Gender Norms through Children’s Literature

  • Michelle Jeffries
Keywords: gender, picture books

Abstract

Review of:

Mike, Nadia. Leah’s Mustache Party, illustrated by Charlene Chua, Inhabit Media, 2016.

Fullerton, Alma. Hand over Hand, illustrated by Renné Benoit, Second Story, 2017.

Cassidy, Sara. A Boy Named Queen. Groundwood Books, 2016.

Author Biography

Michelle Jeffries

Michelle Jeffries is a doctoral candidate at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Michelle researches in the area of gender and sexual diversity in education, with a specific focus on families. Her research interests also include exploring public discourses about queer-related issues across traditional and social media, and she has recently published a book chapter in Education Research and the Media: Challenges and Possibilities, titled, “Examining Media Discourses of Diversity and ‘Indoctrination:’ Public Perceptions of the Intended Screening of Gayby Baby in Schools.”

Published
2019-08-15
How to Cite
Jeffries, M. (2019). “Doing” Gender Differently: Exposing the Porous Nature of Gender Norms through Children’s Literature. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 11(1), 192-203. Retrieved from http://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/432
Section
Review Essays