DIVERSITY

The SOME KIDS' BOOKS range is about challenging gender stereotypes but we believe there's no point challenging one stereotype if you reinforce others.

All our books will contain diversity and acknowledge intersectionality.

 

Race, Ethnicity and Culture

These are Australian books. Australia is one of the most successful multicultural nations in the world. The commitment to racial, ethnic and cultural diversity spreads right throughout the books and shows our kids happily playing together - as they do in real life!

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The only group that will be "sign-posted" in the books is Aboriginal kids.

Aboriginal Australian kids can be of any skin-tone so there will be images in each book that clearly signal Aboriginal iconography. We make no apologies for this - these are Australian books and our First Peoples have pride of place!

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Clothing, hair and body shape

One of the most common and rigidly reinforced gender stereotypes is that little girls have long (usually blonde) hair.

All SOME KIDS BOOKS will have girls and boys with short hair, long, hair, big hair and strong hair!

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One of the most common and rigidly reinforced gender stereotypes is that little girls have long (usually blonde) hair.

All SOME KIDS BOOKS will have girls and boys with short hair, long, hair, big hair and strong hair!

The girls will also dress in different things. Some wear shorts, some wear skirts, some wear skorts and some wear shirts! ALL KIDS CAN WEAR WHATEVER THEY WANT.

 

Kids with Disabilities

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Representation of kids with disabilities is appalling in most kids' books. All our books will feature multiple kids with disabilities enjoying a range of activities.

 

All our kids with disabilities will be presented as tough, active, happy and autonomous!

 
 Author Nelly Thomas shown here with Maha Sukar - the first Australian Police Officer to wear a Hijab while on duty.

Author Nelly Thomas shown here with Maha Sukar - the first Australian Police Officer to wear a Hijab while on duty.

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  Girls have emotions - including anger. We honour that.    

Girls have emotions - including anger. We honour that.

 

  This girl is from the "some girls wear shorts page". She also happens to have a visible disability and gets pride of place at the front of SOME GIRLS.    

This girl is from the "some girls wear shorts page". She also happens to have a visible disability and gets pride of place at the front of SOME GIRLS.

 

  Tere are kids in SOME GIRLS that like dolls and cats, and others like puzzles and maths (and others like everything). One of the girls here is wearing sunnies inside - this is deliberate and is for kids with sensory overload / stimulation issues.

Tere are kids in SOME GIRLS that like dolls and cats, and others like puzzles and maths (and others like everything). One of the girls here is wearing sunnies inside - this is deliberate and is for kids with sensory overload / stimulation issues.