Joel’s Hairpin

Joel’s Hairpin is a story about the discovery of friendship and play that addresses issues of gender and diversity through an adventure. Challenging socially created stereotypes, this illustrated narrative is a tool for families, teachers and for anyone who wishes to help children grow up in a critical, free and human way. Joel has a friend, Nazirah, who has a very beautiful hairpin. He wants one of his own, but it should have all the colours of the earth. At his birthday, he gets a present – a butterfly hairpin! And here begins his adventure, because a hairpin can be useful in so many ways! One day, Joel’s butterfly loses one of its antennae. What a shame! Fortunately, Nazirah is brave and helps him find it.

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