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My Princess Boy

My Princess Boy

Illustrated by: Suzanne DeSimone
For Ages: 4 - 8
  • reading group guide
Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He's a Princess Boy.

Inspired by the author's son, and by her own initial struggles to understand, this is a heart-warming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family. It is also a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments. The world is a brighter place when we accept everyone for who they are.
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 36 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442429888 | 
  • December 2010 | 
  • Grades P - 3
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My Princess Boy

Cheryl Kilodavis discusses her book, "My Princess Boy," written in honor of her son Dyson, who at a young age fell in love with wearing girls' clothing and costumes.

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Reading Group Guide

A Reading Group Guide to

My Princess Boy
Written by Cheryl Kilodavis
Illustrated by Suzanne DeSimone

The name 'My Princess Boy' is a trademark of KD Talent LLC and the copyright for the book 'My Princess Boy' is owned by KD Talent LLC. These materials are used with permission from KD Talent LLC. All rights are reserved.

Discussion Questions

1. Why do you think author Cheryl Kilodavis decided to write My Princess Boy? What do you think she hopes to accomplish by writing this book?

2. A note on the title page states, "As a community, we can accept and support our children for whomever they are and however they wish to look." Talk about the importance of communities in our society. What are some examples of the different communities your students are a part of? What can a community do to help someone when they need support?

3. Princess Boy is unique in many ways. What does it mean to be unique? How is everyone in your class or your family unique? How does Princess Boy teach us to understand and celebrate his uniqueness?

4. Define the word "acceptance". How can you accept someone for who he or she is? Is this easy to do, or hard to do?

5. Why do you think people laugh at Princess Boy when he wants to buy something that is pink and sparkly, or when he dresses up in a princess dress for Halloween?

6. As a class, discuss the illustrations in My Prince see more

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