Not great women, not great men, great people?
I recently had friends over for dinner and started discussing these books. It is absolutely the most wonderful series of books, and I love reading them to my little boy (and recommend them to all).
However, there are no books in the series which feature great men too. My friend was very adamant that this is simply “all history books” which is something I absolutely understand (and agree with).
But my point to her, was that if we don’t start focusing on *people* who achieved greatness, as opposed to men, or women, aren’t we perpetuating gender stereotypes?
Would love to hear other people’s thoughts on this one