With its humorous, energetic illustrations, this book is ideal as a read-aloud or as a story for emerging readers. It can also be used as a starting point for a discussion about gender roles. Charlie loves the bright red purse that his grandmother let him have. One day, he decides to take it to school. First his father, then his friends, and even the crossing guard question him about his â€śstrangeâ€ť choice. After all, boys donâ€™t carry purses. They point out that they, too, have things they like, but that doesnâ€™t mean they go out in public wearing them. But Charlie isnâ€™t deterred. Itâ€™s more important to be true to yourself.
Category:Education/Classroom Subcategory:Kindergarten - Gr. 7 Series:Sex Education/Sexuality Author:DeMont, Belle/Wimmer, Sonja