Oliver Button is a Sissy.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Author: Paola, Tomie de
Pub Date: 08/01/2008
Publication: Name: Sister Namibia Publisher: Sister Namibia Audience: Academic; General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Sister Namibia ISSN: 1026-9126
Issue: Date: August, 2008 Source Volume: 20 Source Issue: 3
Topic: NamedWork: Oliver Button is a Sissy (Picture story)
Persons: Reviewee: dePaola, Tomie
Accession Number: 188293340
Full Text: From our early childhood, we are often boxed in by gender stereotypes which dictate the types of activities that are appropriate for boys and which are in the realm of girls. Oliver Button, however, doesn't seem to care what people think. He loves to read, to play with dolls, sing, dance, and play dress up. In Oliver Button is a Sissy, Tomie de Paola shows us what happens when a young boy follows his heart and does what he loves, regardless of what his parents, classmates and teachers expect. From sissy to star, Oliver Button is an inspiration for those struggling to be themselves and a reminder to all of us to allow our children the freedom to make choices about who they are and explore who they want to become.


Tomie de Paola

Voyager Books, Orlando, 1979
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