#FridayFeature: 4 Books About Transgender Youth
by Marsha Rakestraw Not only do people who are transgender have to deal with bullying, violence, and bigotry, but young…
#FridayFeature: 5 Children’s Picture Books Celebrating Identity
by Marsha Rakestraw Even we adults struggle with our identity, so imagine how challenging it is for children, in a…
Four Must-See Films About Sexual Assault
by Marsha Rakestraw Although the “Stanford rape case” has garnered the most attention lately, the sexual assault of women and…
Let’s Be Women Who Support Women, For Our Daughters’ Sake
by Jessie Huart Sullivan Last year, I became a mom for the first time to a beautiful daughter. I was…
Why We Need to “Degender” Children’s Toys (video)
by Marsha Rakestraw “Toys are far more gendered today than at any point over the 20th century.” In her TEDx…
11 Children’s Picture Books That Shatter Gender Stereotypes
by Marsha Rakestraw Just as we like to pretend that we live in a post-racial society, many of us want…
Explore Lack of Media Diversity With the Activity “Where Are the People Like Me?”
by Marsha Rakestraw Mattel’s Moschino Barbie  is getting all sorts of attention — and not just because of the $150…
Gracefully Grayson
Books
by Ami Polonski Disney-Hyperion, 2014. 256 pgs Grades 5-9 Orphaned in preschool, Grayson Sender lives with her aunt, uncle, and…
For Your Must-Read List: “George”
by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In the book George (grades 4-6, 240 pgs), George was born a boy, but…
George
Books
by Alex Gino Scholastic Press, 2015. 240 pgs Grades 4-6 George was born a boy, but she knows she is…
Max Love Muñecas
Books
In “Max loves Muñecas” (117 pgs) Max visits a doll boutique run by Señor Pepe. Max is fascinated by the…
Welcoming Schools
Websites
Welcoming Schools, which is a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, offers lessons, resources, and other tools for educators…