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Sparkle Boy

Title

Sparkle Boy

Authors

Leslea Newman

Illustrator

Maria Mola

Publisher

Lee and Low Books INC

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781620142851

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Three-year-old Casey wants what his older sister, Jessie, has--a shimmery skirt, glittery painted nails, and a sparkly bracelet--but Jessie does not approve until an encounter with two bullies helps her evolve to a place of acceptance of her gender creative younger brother.

Grade Level

PK-1

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gender nonconformity; gender expression; gender roles

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Irma Black Award, 2018, Finalist, Picture Book

Keywords

bullying; sparkles; brother and sister; acceptance; being yourself

Diversity Impact

direct

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