Girls are not very important

A Sick Day for Amos McGee
2011 Caldecott Medal Winner.

‘Children scanning the list of titles of what have been designated as the very best children’s books are bound to receive the impression that girls are not very important because no one has bothered to write books about them. The content of the books rarely dispels this impression,’ remarked Lenore Weitzman and colleagues in their classic review of Caldecott winners, nearly a third of which had no female characters at all.

— Quoted in Delusions of Gender, by Cordelia Fine.

2008 Caldecott Medal Winner.

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