Campaign to stamp out 'books for boys,' 'books for girls' gains traction

A campaign titled Let Books Be Books has received the support of authors, a newspaper, and bookseller Waterstones, and the related petition has garnered more than 4,000 signatures. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

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Ladybird drops branding books ‘for boys’ or ‘for girls’

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Self-Publishing Gains Traction

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Parents push to end gender division of boys' and girls' books

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Turning Tide: As E-reading Catches On, Boys Gain on Girls

More children are going digital, according to Scholastic's latest study, and the percentage of boys reading passionately and for fun is up, while girls are down. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Hachette Book Group Saw Diversity Gains in Staff, Book Acquisitions in 2020

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Boys Will Be Boys, Girls Have to Cover Up

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Books: The Beastie Boys' memoir, fascinating fiction and more book news

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Black Girls' Book Club talks brunch, booze and books

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The UK’s Book Aid International Opens ‘New Worlds Through Books’ Campaign

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