Resources for Teaching and Learning About Child Marriage
by Marsha Rakestraw When she was 11-years-old in the 1970s, Sherry Johnson was forced to marry the 20-year-old man who…
Who’s Missing From Mainstream Media? (lesson plans)
by Marsha Rakestraw A few years ago at our graduate student residency, one of the students led an activity in…
“Boys Can’t Do That!”: 3 Activities for Exploring Gender Roles with Young Children
by Marsha Rakestraw “He can’t have a doll, he’s a boy!” “Girls can’t be firemen!” “You’re not a boy. You…
Beautiful
Books
by Stacy McAnulty Running Press, 2016 Grades PreK-1 Girls of many skin tones and interests embrace their beautiful selves and…
Child Marriage
Global Issues Guides
Find resources (videos, lesson plans, articles, books, and more) to help you learn and/or teach about issues related to child…
#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…