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Kids Books That Defy Gender Stereotypes

A recent study found many children's books promote gender stereotypes. But these five books kick the roles moms, dads – and even boys and girls – are usually cast in.

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Not all moms are sole caregivers at home, making dinner and disciplining the kids. And we know that it's not only dad who goes to work these days and comes home to be buddies with his kids.

However, these are some of the roles mom and dad characters are pigeonholed into in many of the books we share with our children, according to a recent study on gender stereotypes in children's books.

Want to read the kids a story that isn't so traditional for a change? Break the mold by cracking open one of these stereotype-defying reads at bedtime.

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