A Boy Like You

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There are billions of stories in the world, and this book helps boys celebrate their story, too. It speaks to every reader, but especially the boys, and it gives them great advice. Play sports and treat girls as equals. Bake cakes and learn an instrument. Dream big, but you have to work hard for your dreams, not just wish for them. Take risks and don’t be afraid to ask questions. “Fear and bravery are partners. You can’t be brave without first being afraid.” If you feel like crying, then cry. Men cry too. Also, listen to the stories of those around you. And leave everyone better than you found them.

With an Author’s Note included at the end, Frank Murphy’s A Boy Like You is a thoughtful book that filters out the confusing messages boys receive about masculinity, and helps all young readers discover what it means to be strong. The message is powerful. There is real strength in kindness and compassion, found on the inside and not just in the muscles. Kayla Harren’s beautiful, life-like illustrations bring a diversity of people and animals to the page. The world needs more boys like this—and more books like this, too!

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Author Frank Murphy
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Publish Date 2019-07-15
ISBN 9781534110465
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Issue October 2019
Category Children's


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