Paperchase to withdraw gendered activity books

We’re really pleased that high-street stationer Paperchase has announced it will be withdrawing its ‘Boys Activity Pad’ and ‘Girls Activity Pad’ sets following the summer sale, following customer feedback.

The feedback came after Let Toys Be Toys supporters contacted Paperchase, including @hannalytical, who started an online petition asking Paperchase to drop the titles. Our Let Books Be Books campaign asks children’s publishers to take the ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls’ labels off books and allow children to choose freely what kinds of stories and activity books interest them.

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