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The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel

Ellis, Deborah (Author)
Tanaka, Shelley (Author)
Twomey, Nora (Author)
Groundwood Books 2018. 80 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Afghanistan, children’s rights, discrimination, education, female protagonist, gender roles, justice, oppression, perseverance, political regimes, religions, responsibility, social justice, survival, war
 
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Lost Girl Found

Bassoff, Leah (Author)
DeLuca, Laura (Author)
Groundwood Books 2014. 216 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Child soldiers, civil war, community, courage, female protagonist, friendship, gender equality, gender roles, migration, peace, refugees, Sudan, survival
 
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Dreamland

Dessen, Sarah (Author)
Penguin Random House 2012. 250 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Cheerleading, dysfunctional families, family life, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, gender roles, hope, identity, school life, sexual violence, sisters, substance abuse, survival, television shows
 
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Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood

Barakat, Ibtisam (Author)
Macmillan 2016. 184 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Childhood, children and war, cultures, discrimination, family life, first-person narration, gender roles, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, literacy, memoir, Middle East, war
 
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The Breadwinner

Ellis, Deborah (Author)
Groundwood Books 2001. 174 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Afghanistan, children’s rights, discrimination, education, female protagonist, gender roles, justice, oppression, perseverance, political regimes, religions, responsibility, social justice, survival, war
 
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Punch Like a Girl

Krossing, Karen (Author)
Orca 2015. 234 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Breakups, conflicts in relationships, family life, first-person narration, gender roles, identity, kidnapping, mental health, recovery, secrets, sexual abuse, sexual assault, survival, violence
 
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The Red Pencil

Pinkney, Andrea Davis (Author)
Evans, Shane W. (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2014. 326 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Art, civil war, discrimination, education, environment, family life, female protagonist, first-person narration, free verse, gender roles, genocides, grief, loss, migration, novels in verse, refugees, Sudan
 
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Aluta

Badoe, Adwoa (Author)
Groundwood Books 2016. 216 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: 1980s, civil rights, female protagonist, friendship, gender roles, Ghana, identity, oppression, politics, pregnancy, protest movements, rape
 
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Peace, Love and Baby Ducks

Myracle, Lauren (Author)
Penguin Random House 2010. 294 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Body image, Christianity, family life, first-person narration, gender roles, identity, romantic relationships, school life, self-esteem, sexuality, sisters, socio-economic disparity, spirituality
 
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Roller Girl

Jamieson, Victoria (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 240 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Friendship, gender roles, identity, mentors, mothers and daughters, perseverance, role models, roller derby, self-esteem, teamwork
 
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Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter

Herkert, Barbara (Author)
Swiatkowska, Gabi (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Abilities, artists, determination, gender roles, Impressionism (Art), individuality, Mary Cassatt, overcoming adversity, painting, women
 
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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Baldacchino, Christine (Author)
Malenfant, Isabelle (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Acceptance, bullying, gender roles, imagination, individuality, mothers and sons, self-expression, teasing
 
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Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty

Heppermann, Christine (Author)
HarperCollins 2014. 114 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Beauty myth, body image, fairy tale adaptations, fairy tales, feminism, gender roles, identity, metafiction, multimodal, poetry, power, self-esteem
 
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The Duke Who Outlawed Jelly Beans and Other Stories

Valentine, Johnny (Author)
Schmidt, Lynette (Illustrator)
Alyson Books 2004. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Diversity, fairy tales, gender roles, LGBTQ, multiple stories, parent-child relationships
 
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And Tango Makes Three

Richardson, Justin (Author)
Parnell, Peter (Author)
Cole, Henry (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2005. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Diversity, families, gender roles, LGBTQ, New York City, penguins, zoos
 
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What Makes a Baby

Silverberg, Cory (Author)
Smyth, Fiona (Illustrator)
Seven Stories Press 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Babies, birth, conception, families, gender roles, human body, illustrations (cartoon), pregnancy, second-person narration
 
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Leviathan

Westerfeld, Scott (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2010. 440 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Alternate history, biology, dystopia, friendship, gender identity, gender roles, inventions, mystical creatures, steampunk, technology, war, World War I
 
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Girl Positive: Supporting Girls to Shape a New World

Fraser, Tatiana (Author)
Hagel, Caia (Author)
Penguin Random House Canada 2016. 342 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Economic disparity, feminism, gender roles, girls, identity, self-determination, self-discovery, self-esteem, sexuality, socio-economic disparity, stereotypes, women
 
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The Bad Birthday Idea

Valentine, Madeline (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Apologies, birthdays, brothers and sisters, gender roles, gifts, jealousy, toys
 
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Henry Holton Takes the Ice

Bradley, Sandra (Author)
Palacios, Sara (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Acceptance, deconstructing stereotypes, differences, gender roles, hockey, ice skating, intergenerational relationships, sports
 
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Drama

Telgemeier, Raina (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic 2012. 238 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: First romantic relationships, friendship, gender roles, graphic tale, homosexuality, humour, LGBTQ, school life, school plays, theatre
 
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Saints

Yang, Gene Luen (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2013. 172 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: China, Chinese culture, Christianity, gender roles, historical fiction, Joan of Arc, magic realism, mythology, soldiers, war
 
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Friends With Boys

Hicks, Faith Erin (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2015. 224 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, fantasy, gender roles, ghosts, homeschooling, identity, illustrations (monochrome), Nova Scotia, paranormal, relationships, school life, youth
 
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In Real Life

Doctorow, Cory (Author)
Wang, Jen (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2014. 178 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Alternate realities, economics, equality, friendship, gender roles, globalization, science fiction, video games
 
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My Lady Jane

Hand, Cynthia (Author)
Ashton, Brodi (Author)
Meadows, Jodi (Author)
HarperCollins 2016. 500 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: England, female monarchs, gender roles, historical fiction, humour, monarchy, multiple authors, multiple narrators, queens, royal history
 
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Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too)

Negley, Keith (Author/Illustrator)
Nobrow Press 2015. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Emotions, fathers and sons, feelings, gender roles, self-expression, stereotypes
 
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Morris’s Disappearing Bag

Wells, Rosemary (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2001. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, Christmas, family life, gender roles, gifts, rabbits, sharing, toys
 
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The Adventures of Superhero Girl

Hicks, Faith Erin (Author/Illustrator)
Dark Horse Comics 2013. 112 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adventure, city life, gender roles, humour, identity, men, relationships, superheroes, women
 
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Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

Prince, Liz (Author/Illustrator)
Zest Books 2014. 256 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Body image, bullying, first-person narration, gender roles, identity, illustrations (black and white), memoir, relationships, stereotypes
 
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Fever Crumb

Reeve, Philip (Author)
Scholastic 2011. 330 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Adventure, dystopia, families, gender roles, identity, steampunk, technology
 
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Openly Straight

Konigsberg, Bill (Author)
Scholastic 2015. 320 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: First romantic relationships, friendship, gender roles, homosexuality, humour, LGBTQ, self-actualization, self-discovery
 
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Sex Is a Funny Word

Silverberg, Cory (Author)
Smyth, Fiona (Illustrator)
Seven Stories Press 2015. 160 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Gender roles, growing up, human body, illustrations (cartoon), puberty, relationships, sexuality
 
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Jacob’s New Dress

Hoffman, Sarah (Author)
Hoffman, Ian (Author)
Case, Chris (Illustrator)
Albert Whitman 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Acceptance, bullying, clothing, gender roles, individuality, parent-child relationships, school life, self-expression, teasing
 
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King & King

de Haan, Linda (Author/Illustrator)
Nijland, Stern (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2003. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Deconstructing stereotypes, fairy tale adaptations, families, gender roles, homosexuality, illustrations (collage), princes
 
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Piggybook

Browne, Anthony (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1990. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Chores, family life, gender roles, helpfulness, mothers, parent-child relationships
 
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Oliver Button Is a Sissy

dePaola, Tomie (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 1979. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bullying, dancing, gender roles, individuality, perseverance, stereotypes
 
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Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

Yolen, Jane (Author)
Stemple, Heidi E. Y. (Author)
Lanquetin, Anne-Sophie (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Deconstructing stereotypes, gender roles, individuality, princesses, self-confidence, stories in rhyme
 
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William’s Doll

Zolotow, Charlotte (Author)
Pène du Bois, William (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2000. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bullying, deconstructing stereotypes, differences, gender roles, gifts, grandmothers, teasing
 
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Amazing Grace

Hoffman, Mary (Author)
Binch, Caroline (Illustrator)
Quarto 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Creativity, determination, equality, gender roles, school plays
 
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