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" 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!
Clothing, hair and body shape
Two of the most common and rigidly reinforced gender stereotypes are that little girls have long (usually blonde) hair and wear dresses and boys have short hair and wear pants.
All SOME KIDS BOOKS will have girls and boys with short hair, long, hair, big hair and strong hair, as well as a range of clothing options.
ALL KIDS CAN WEAR WHATEVER THEY WANT.
Kids with Disabilities
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!