C’est quoi être une fille ? C’est quoi être un garçon ?

(What does it mean to be a girl? What does it mean to be a boy?) Book not yet available in English


A non-fiction book exploring sexual identity with a pediatrician answering questions put to him by children. It highlights the enduring power of clichés and inequalities between men and women in today’s society. [Source: Electre]


The answers to the children’s questions are clear and easily understood. Interestingly, the questions were asked by pupils in the fourth and fifth years of French primary school as part of a teaching project, and each question is printed alongside a little silhouette indicating if the asker is a boy or a girl. The answers are for both, of course. The work is informative but does not aim to transmit any particular ideological message: it discusses homosexuality, for instance, but not same-sex parenting. Rather, it seeks to promote consensus, respect for other people and their differences, and living together in harmony.

Edited by: University Library "Livres au Trésor" and the Research Centre "Pléiade" of the University of Paris 13 (France)

Author(s): Clerget, Stéphane; Lotthé-Glaser, Florence

Illustrator(s): Rouquette, Anne

Series: Des questions plein la tête

Publisher: Bayard jeunesse

City: Montrouge

Year: 2014

Pages: 67

ISBN: 9782747050500

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Body image, Education, Equality, Sexuality

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