Jamie is Jamie
A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way
Afsaneh Moradian Maria Bogade (Illustrator) Free Spirit Publishing (MAY) Hardcover $12.99 (32pp) 978-1-63198-139-5
Whether with blocks and trucks or dolls and dress-up, there are many fun ways to play at preschool, and Jamie enjoys each one, slowly teaching new friends what it means to be yourself. Confident with shaggy hair, freckles, and wearing mixed stripes, dots, and plaids, Jamie’s willingness to dance ballet, rock a baby, fix cars, and fight villains carefully breaks down gender stereotypes in toys and role play in an accessible way for children and adults alike.