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The Sissy Duckling

Title

The Sissy Duckling

Illustrator

Henry Cole

Publisher

Little Simon

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781442498174

Pages

40 pages

Genre

animal realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Elmer the duck is teased because he is different, but he proves himself by not only surviving the winter, but also saving his Papa.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD650L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

male duck

Race/Ethnicities

Ducks

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2002, Finalist, Children's (Young Adult)
Storytelling World Resource Award, 2010, Winner, Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 Sex and Gender Identity
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2002

Keywords

ducks; self-esteem; baking; performing; bullying; creativity; gunshot wound; hunters

Diversity Impact

direct

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