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Child-to-Child Reader: To Have A Son Like You
While full of exciting adventure, these stories reveal the problems and discrimination faced by many girls.
The characters in these readers provide positive role models for both girls and boys, developing their confidence and self-esteem and demonstrating the importance of life skills, such as communication and critical thinking. A central theme for the series is the value of girls’ education.
To Have a Son Like You is a Level 3 reader. In this story, Leonora is the third daughter to be born to her parents. Her father, who is deeply disappointed not to have a son, disappears and is presumed dead. Many years later, Leonora saves a man’s life in a storm. He says he would be proud to have a daughter like her…..but who is this man.
This story illustrates how boys and girls should be valued equally in the family. The Girl Child series can make a useful contribution to educational initiatives. seeking to promote girls’ performance and retention in school. You can use this books as support material for life skills programmes, in and out of school. Teachers can use the readers as an integral part of a Social Studies or Environmental Science curriculum. The readers will be also useful in Language and literacy classes.
This series of Child-to-Child Reader focuses on the rights of the Girl Child. The stories encourage children to reflect on the way that girls – and boys – are treated in their families and communities.
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