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!
The only group that will be "sign-posted" 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 (image not shown here). We make no apologies for this - they are Australian books and our First Peoples have pride of place!
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!
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
Representation of kids with disabilities is appalling in most kids' books.
If they are represented, it's often in a passive and patronising manner.
Just as important, the kids with disabilities in our books are tough, active, happy and autonomous!