Gender Stereotypes In The Beacon Street Girls Series

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The Beacon Street Girls Series focuses on five preteen girls as they proceed through junior high, who all know they can count on each other. These girls reflect different personalities in comparison to one another as they validate opposites do attract in friendship. The twenty two books of the series target an audience of preteen girls, and involve lessons that they can take away from and apply to their everyday life. The sixth book in the series, Lake Rescue, presents the girls with a new character named Chelsea, who is “. . . Usually dressed in a baggy Patriots sweatshirt, and always sitting in the back of the room . . .Mostly, kids just tend to ignore her. It was almost as if she were invisible - which was odd, because Chelsea was so large”
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