Ballerino Nate

Gender & Sexism
Author(s):
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Illustrator(s):
R.W. Alley
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Dial
ISBN:
9780803729544
Year:
Gender & Sexism

After attending a student ballet performance with his kindergarten class, Nate decides he wants to become a ballet dancer, but is discouraged by his second-grade, sports-loving brother. Nate gets to meet a dancer, who agrees that a man can't be a ballerina, because that means "woman dancer." Instead, he tells Nate that he hopes some day to be a top ballerino, and Nate feels good about his new pursuit at last.

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