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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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Ballerino Nate by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

When Nate falls in love with ballet, he decides he wants to learn to dance for himself. His brother Ben, however, doesn't think Nate can or should participate in ballet because he is a boy. Ballerino Nate by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley sends the message that you don't have to be a certain gender to enjoy the things you love. Available on Amazon.com for about $30.

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