A podcast about books from the Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Collection at American University in Washington DC.
I liked that you provided examples of well-known individuals who do not fall into stereotypical gender roles - I never thought of Buddy from Cake Boss as going against gender norms! However, I would have liked to have heard you discuss the book more in depth. Such as: What allowed the duck to become accepted? and How can readers apply the book's lessons to their own lives?
I actually read this book earlier in the semester and I think it was a great choice for the podcast! In the last couple of years bullying has been in the media spot light. I think that the content of this story would benefit elementary school kids because that is when bullying really starts. I also liked how you talked about males fitting into a stereotype and how it affects them when they don't. I think that the definition of masculinity and what makes a man is constantly being redefined in our society and it is a topic worth discussing.