Too Many Skirts and Dresses


There are a number of picture books with strong girl protagonists, however the majority of them are drawn in skirts and dresses. At the GuardianJulia Eccleshare calls for more children’s books with “girls in trousers,” in order to campaign against this “sexual stereotyping.”

Jake Slovis earned his MFA in Writing from Rutgers University, where he now teaches English Composition. He is a second-generation Argentine American and has spent significant time living and writing in Buenos Aires. He currently resides in Brooklyn. More from this author →