In the David and Goliath story in which 8 year old Els started a petition at her school to convince Scholastic to stop marketing books “for boys” and books “for girls”, it is great to see that a victory for gender equality has been achieved.
Spurred on by her mother to “stop griping and do something,” when the North London young girl complained about the promotional tag on a pirate book in a catalogue advertising a Scholastic book fair, Els took the initiative and did do something!
Having already removed “boys” and “girls” sections on their online site, Scholastic “has pledged to no longer publish books that declare they are for a particular gender in the title.”
Looking very pleased with herself, you can read more details in an article in The Independent by Karen Attwood.
It’s a great story which proves the power of one!