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The ugly truth of Children’s books

This site shows gender inequalities in children’s books and brings awareness to teachers and school advisors from primary and secondary education.


What is it about ?

This website provides data and facts and has articles that are accompanied by videos and educational guides that the teachers can read to become more aware of the inequalities in a school context and more specifically in children's books.

How to use it ?

Teachers can use this material for reflection, to animate a workshop, to start a discussion with pupils, or even to create a good novel reflecting on female characters. Also, they can read facts and data about the bias and invisibility of women in the school context.

Resource Language


Teaching Activity


Awareness & Counselling



Teaching Level

Primary School

Discrimination Ground

race / ethnic origins

socio-economic constraints