by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Caroline Binch - £7.99 Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd (2007)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781845077495 | ISBN 10: 1845077490
Grace loves to act out stories. Sometimes she plays the leading part, sometimes she is 'a cast of thousands.'
When her school decides to perform Peter Pan, Grace is longing to play Peter, but her classmates say that Peter was a boy, and besides, he wasn't black...
But Grace's Ma and Nana tell her she can be anything she wants if she puts her mind to it...
"This was a groundbreaking book about race and gender when it was first published, and it remains an absolute standard - brilliantly told with superb artwork."
(The Ultimate First Book Guide)
"Provides an opening for talking about race, gender and self-esteem with young children."
(1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up)
(Price & availability last checked: December 2018)
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