Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

Author(s): Ben Brooks

Picture Books

New York Times bestseller


Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things.

You won't find any stories of slaying dragons or saving princesses here. In Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, author Ben Brooks-with the help of Quinton Wintor's striking full-color illustrations-offers a welcome alternative narrative: one that celebrates introverts and innovators, sensitivity and resilience, individuality and expression.

It's an accessible compilation of 75 famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his own way. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei, Jesse Owens, and so many more-heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.



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Ben Brooks was born in 1992 and lives in Berlin. He is the author several books, including Grow Up and Lolito, which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2015.




General Fields

  • : 9781787471986
  • : Quercus
  • : Quercus
  • : 0.85
  • : April 2018
  • : 252mm X 192mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ben Brooks
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : Quinton Winter
  • : English
  • : 305.31
  • : 208
  • : 100 colour illustrations