We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children’s Classic and the
Difference It Made
of North Carolina Press
to Be…You and Me’s
40th anniversary with cultural historian Lori Rotskoff and gender
as they discuss the creation and legacy of this popular children’s
classic (as well as other songs, stories, toys, and television)—and
explore how the world of gender has changed for girls, boys, and the
folks who raise them. Lori Rotskoff teaches at the Barnard Center for
Research on Women and is the author of Love
on the Rocks.
Ph.D., is an expert on gender, politics, and the unfinished business
of feminism across generations. She is the author of numerous books
and online projects (including the blog The Pink and Blue Diaries)
and is currently a visiting scholar at Northwestern University and
Midwest director of The OpEd Project.