Ben Brooks

Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different Book


True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons.

Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things.

A compilation of 75 famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his own way. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei, Jesse Owens, and so many more–who went on to make the world a better place through compassion, generosity, and self-belief.

A New York Times bestseller.
By Ben Brooks.
Illustrated by Quinton Wintor.
160 pages.