Jamie is Jamie

Title

Jamie is Jamie

Publisher

Free Spirit Publishing

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781631981395

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

There are so many fun things to play with at Jamie’s new preschool—baby dolls to care for, toy cars to drive—and Jamie wants to play with them all! But the other children are confused...is Jamie a boy or a girl? Some toys are just for girls and others are just for boys, aren’t they? Not according to Jamie! This bookchallenges gender stereotypes, shows readers that playing is fundamental to learning, and reinforces the idea that all chil­dren need the freedom to play unencumbered. A special section for teachers, parents, and care­givers provides tips on how to make children’s playtime learning time.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

600L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gender nonconformity; genderqueer; gender identity; gender roles; gender neutral; non-binary

Main Character

gender neutral child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

non-binary person

Keywords

creativity; playing; toys; ballet; action figures; friendship; unrestricted; dolls; stereotypes

Diversity Impact

direct

Jamie is Jamie

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