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