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Books: My Princess Boy 
8th-Dec-2010 09:45 am
Today to Read
There is a childrens book out there that is inspired by a boy who likes "traditional girl things." My Princess Boy has a book, a web site, and a mission. The woman who wrote it wants love and acceptance for her boy, and for him to be happy and healthy in his purple and pink.

"My Princess Boy is a nonfiction picture book about acceptance. It tells the tale of a 4-year-old boy who happily expresses his authentic self by enjoying "traditional girl" things like jewelry, sparkles or anything pink. It is designed to start and continue a dialogue about unconditional friendship and teaches children -- and adults -- how to accept and support children for who they are and how they wish to look."

By the way -- I found out about this book from the "drop in titles" feature on the Unshelved feed that comes into my LJ every day. I did NOT find out about it from the Today Show or CBS news.
8th-Dec-2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
I found out about it when the author was in town on her book tour and there was an article in the local paper. I'm all for acceptance, but a little uncomfortable with a mother choosing to put such a small child in the public eye. The concept of an "authentic self" sounds limiting to me when we're talking about a 4-year-old... and while I haven't read the book, her interview gave me a bit of the queasy, overexposed feeling that characterizes a lot of reality TV material. She's old enough to decide whether she wants to share her family life with the world, but he and his brother are not.

(I like Unshelved, too)

Edited at 2010-12-08 03:53 pm (UTC)
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