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When we were free to be : looking back at a children's classic and the difference it made

Author: Lori Rotskoff; Laura L Lovett
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring a prologue by Marlo Thomas, When We Were Free to Be offers an unprecedented insiders' view by the original creators, as well as accounts by activists and educators who changed the landscape of childhood in schools, homes, toy stores, and libraries nationwide. Essays document the rise of non-sexist children's culture during the 1970s and address how Free to Be still speaks to families today.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Rotskoff; Laura L Lovett
ISBN: 9780807837238 0807837237
OCLC Number: 785863950
Description: 324 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Inspiration --
Prologue / Marlo Thomas --
Free to Be memories / Dionne Gordon Kirschner --
pt. 1. Creating a world for free children --
The foundations of Free to Be ... You and Me / Lori Rotskoff --
In the beginning / Carole Hart --
A thousand fond memories and a few regrets / Letty Cottin Pogrebin --
Mommies and daddies / Carol Hall --
Free to be ... the Music / Stephen Lawrence --
Thinking about Free to Be / Alan Alda --
Beyond the fun and song / Francine Klagsbrun --
Free to be ... a child / Gloria Steinem --
How a preschool teacher became Free to Be / Barbara Sprung --
pt. 2. Free to be ... You and Me in historical context --
Where the children are free : Free to Be ... You and Me, second-wave feminism, and 1970s American children's culture / Leslie Paris --
"Little women's libbers" and "Free to Be kids : children and the struggle for gender equality in the United States / Lori Rotskoff --
Child's play : boys' toys, women's work, and "free children" / Laura L. Lovett --
Getting the message : audiences respond to Free to Be ... You and Me / Lori Rotskoff --
pt. 3. Parents are still people : gender and child rearing across generations --
Genderfication starts here : dispatches from my twins' first year / Deborah Siegel --
Free to be conflicted / Robin Pogrebin --
Ringside seat at the revolution / Abigail Pogrebin --
Free to be the dads we want to be / Jeremy Adam Smith --
Little Bug wants a doll / Laura Briggs --
Growing a Free to Be family / Nancy Gruver & Joe Kelly --
Can William have a doll now? : the legacy of Free to Be in parenting advice books / Karin A. Martin --
pt. 4. How free are we to be? : cultural legacies and critiques --
Free to be or free to buy? / Peggy Orenstein --
On square dancing and Title IX / Miriam Peskowitz --
"William's Doll" and me / Karl Bryant --
When Michael Jackson grew up : a mother's reflections on race, pop culture, and self-acceptance / Deesha Philyaw --
Whose world is this? / Courtney E. Martin --
Marlo and me / Becky Friedman --
Free to be on West 80th Street / Dorothy Pitman Hughes --
A free perspective / Patrice Quinn --
When we grow up / Trey McIntyre --
The price of freedom / Tayloe McDonald --
Lessons and legacies : you're free to be ... a champion / Cheryl Kilodavis --
Epilogue / Laura L. Lovett --
Appendix : The songs, stories, and skits of Free to Be ... You and Me : A content overview / Lori Rotskoff & Laura L. Lovett.
Responsibility: edited by Lori Rotskoff & Laura L. Lovett.
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Important, rousing, and thought-provoking.--""The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth""

 
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