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The Only Boy in Ballet Class

Title

The Only Boy in Ballet Class

Authors

Denise Gruska

Illustrator

Amy Wummer

Publisher

Gibbs Smith

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9781423602200

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Tucker Dohr loves ballet but is constantly teased by football players his age for being a sissy. However, they see him in a whole new light when circumstances place him in a position to help them win the football championship.

Grade Level

PK-1, K-3

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Gender nonconformity; single mother; gender roles; stereotypes

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Paterson Prize for Boooks for Young People, 2008, Winner, Special Recognition

Keywords

ballet; dancing; football; teasing; bullying; uncle; skill

Diversity Impact

direct

The Only Boy in Ballet Class


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