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Boy oh Boy

Written by Cliff Leek, Bene Rohlmann

Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3 Non-Fiction People / Places Reference Books

LoveReading View on Boy oh Boy

From boys to men, be inspired by 30 coming-of-age stories of sportsmen, artists, politicians, educators and scientists

Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020

This book tells the positive and inspiring stories of men, across age, race, culture and experience, who have fought conventional stereotypes to prove that modern-day masculinity can be defined freely. A stylish, colourful and groovy delight.


Boy oh Boy Synopsis

Meet 30 positive male role models from throughout history. From activists like Mahatma Gandhi and Frederick Douglass to creative innovators like Prince and David Hockney, these men have fought conventional stereotypes to prove that modern-day masculinity can be defined freely. Instead of a single model of how a boy can grow into a man, this book offers 30 stories of people whose lives demonstrate that there are endless possibilities - that boys and men can do and be so much more than what we think of when we say things like 'boys will be boys.'

Discover a world of inspirational change-makers, teachers, peacemakers, artists, scientists and more who have defied the expectations, care deeply about others, stand up for what is right and express themselves in creative and exciting ways.

Inspiring a new generation of boys: David Hockney; Muhammad Ali; Nelson Mandela; Prince; Richard Loving; Cesar Chavez; Thurgood Marshall; John Muir; Lebron James; Frederick Douglass; Patricio Manuel; Hayao Miyazaki; Oscar Wilde; Ta-Nehisi Coates; Ezra Jack Keats; Freddie Mercury; Grandmaster Flash; Luther Christman; Mahatma Gandhi; Bruce Lee; Carl Sagan; George Washington Carver; Jaime Escalante; Carlos Acosta; Bayard Rustin; Edward Enninful; John Dewey; Alfred Nobel; Kit Yan; and W.E.B. Du Bois.

Boy oh Boy Press Reviews

...much-needed insight into lives of those who redefined men's roles. - School Library Journal

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786033291
Publication date: 1st April 2019
Author: Cliff Leek, Bene Rohlmann
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Format: Hardback
Year Groups: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Topics: Non-Fiction, People / Places, Reference Books

About Cliff Leek, Bene Rohlmann

Dr Cliff Leek is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Northern Colorado and President of the American Men's Studies Association. He writes, speaks, and consults on issues of masculinity, whiteness, workplace inequalities, violence, and activism. Bene Rohlmann is an illustrator based in Berlin, Germany. His clients include: The New York Times, GQ Magazine, Facebook, Google, Variety, Rolling Stone, Architectural Review and Converse.

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