Franny’s Father Is a Feminist

Rhonda Leet, illus. by Megan Walker. Pow , $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-57687-873-6
Franny is a girl with pink hair, wide eyes, and a pink kitty shirt. With his muscular build and thick, red beard, Franny’s father is a Paul Bunyan look-alike, but he’s also a feminist. What does that mean? “He knows that girls can do anything boys can do, and raises Franny to believe she deserves all the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities that he has. It’s simple, really.” Franny’s dad stays at home while her mom goes to work, he attends her hockey games and ballet recitals, and he’s not afraid to cry. Leet’s timely outing can be a touch on-the-nose—at a protest, a curmudgeonly man holds up a sign saying “No kittens!”—but it forthrightly upends stereotypes about what it means to be a feminist. Ages 3–7. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 03/05/2018
Release date: 04/17/2018
Genre: Children's
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