Raising Empowered Daughters: A Dad-to-Dad Guide

Seal: Perseus. Jun. 2019. 272p. ISBN 9781580058650. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781580058643. CHILD REARING
Stay-at-home dad Adamick ("Dad's Book of Awesome…" series; "Daddy Issues" column,, a former investigative reporter, here reports on the gender imbalances in our culture in areas such as clothing (boys' attire speaks to a message of playing hard and going to college, while girls' reflects "love-obsessed objects in slim jeans and flower-font hashtags"); food (children as young as five reported dissatisfaction with their bodies, according to a study by the nonprofit Common Sense Media); sports; and the fields of math and science. The author also explores the double struggle faced by African American girls and ends each chapter with tips for dads to help their daughters resist the sexism and cultural oppression they face and to walk in confidence.
VERDICT Few books line the shelves for dads of daughters; Adamick's is straightforward, full of humor, and will be well received.

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