|Title||Are You a Boy or a Girl?|
|Subtitle||Conversations about Gender in Elementary Classrooms|
|Artist / Creator||Amy Ryken|
|Place of Publication||Tacoma, WA|
|Number of Images||6 Photographs|
|Structure / Binding||Print on demand spiral bound book.|
|Number of Pages||24 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||7.5 x 7.5x .25 inches|
|Edition Size||Open Edition|
|Signed & Numbered||No|
This book reveals conversations I’ve had with elementary students inquiring about my gender. By making these conversations visible I question the binary framing of gender, consider how to foster dialogue about gender expression, and explore how gender is framed in elementary classrooms and society. My hope is that the book will sponsor conversations about gender and how adults might engage young children in dialogue about sameness and difference.
Artist BioAmy E. Ryken is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She has worked with the Museum of Glass developing curriculum and serving as the program evaluator for the Science of Art program. She is inspired by the potential of creating artist’s books to explore issues of identity.