The only boy in ballet class


Tucker loves ballet – even though some people don’t understand his passion for dancing. Taunted by the boys on the football field, tortured by dorky twin sisters, and teased by his Uncle Frank, Tucker doesn’t know how to help people see how ballet makes him feel.


An awesome book that challenges the traditional gender schemes set up in our society. This story of a young boy who loves ballet would be a great book to introduce to children to show them that girls and boys can enjoy the same activities. This idea is very rarely emphasised in schools now and gender roles are so strictly obeyed. The message in this book is one of acceptance and change in the hearts of those who do not understand the boy who doesn’t want to play football but wants to dance.

Edited by: Biblioteka Sarajeva (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Author(s): Gruska, Denise

Illustrator(s): Wummer, Amy

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

City: Layton, UT

Year: 2007

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9781423602200

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Bullying, Games and Hobbies, Male characters, Sports

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