In Free to Be Incredible Me Manny returns from his first day of school heartbroken and disheartened after being teased for bringing along his best friend, his rag doll.
Saddened by the situation, Manny’s father sets out on a quest to lift his son’s spirits all the while teaching him about self-acceptance and self-love. So starts their magical adventure, as father and son explore new activities, hairstyles and forms of self expression.
A charming story that challenges gender stereotypes by encouraging boys to dance, accessorize, and most importantly, express emotion. Think of it as an introduction to confronting toxic masculinity! Free to Be Incredible Me is a perfect addition to any inclusive library.
We need more of these books – books challenging gender stereotypes and empowering children to be their fullest self, whatever that may look like, especially books that also portray people of color.