Truly fun for all ages, this unique coloring book subversively and playfully examines the female gender stereotypes that pervade daily life. A diverse group of pictures reinforce positive gender roles throughout the book and show that girls are thinkers, creators, fighters, and healers. Some of the characters who show the new face of the feminine include Rapunzel, who now has power tools and Miss Muffet, who tells the spider off and considers a career as an arachnologist. Deconstructing the homogeneity of gender expression has never been so colorful.
About the Author
Jacinta Bunnell is an artist and writer who promotes a gender-defiant new world. Julie Novak is the art director for New York House magazine, an actor, a writer, a musician, and an artist. They both live in New York's Hudson Valley.
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Girls Are Not Chicks Coloring Book
By Jacinta Bunnell, Julie Novak
PM Press Reach & TeachCopyright © 2009 Jacinta Bunnell and Julie Novak
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plié, relevé, tour jeté ...
Graciela recited these names so studiously, practicing her new dance steps all the way to auto mechanics class.
Zia rounded up all the ill-tempered dictators and ran them promptly out of town.
Not all girls who like makeup grow up to be dainty young ladies
Underneath all the fancy and fashionable clothing, Sophia found an enthusiastic love of her own body.
Stand Up. Speak Out. Be Unruly.
Hold hands and run all the way to karate class.
Build a truck out of billboards, fill it with diet soda, and drive it to the dump.
Cover the bathroom scale with plastic dinosaurs and action figures so you can't see the numbers.
Love each other.
No one wants to fight patriarchy alone.
Shirley book her Barbie down to the boy swap
and traded it in for something a bit less destructive.
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An ingeniously subversive coloring book. (Heather Findlay, editor in chief, Girlfriends magazine)