10 Gender-Bending Children's Books You'll Love

By: Daniel Villarreal
2.2.2013

Rough Tough Charley by Verla Kay (2007)

If you've never heard the real-life story of One-Eyed Charley Parkhurst, you're in for a wild west treat. Charley was one of the best horse-driving stagehands in his time, but it wasn't until he died that everyone learned his huge secret... and no, it wasn't that Charley was gay (stewpid).

Kay's quick rhyming verse and greater lessons about old-fashioned inequality will stay with you long after the end of Charley's ride.

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