Should boys read boys?

Is it really true that boys want to read books about boys, written by men? Or is this narcissism and sexism of the saddest, most damaging kind? Night School author CJ Daugherty makes the case that books should be gender free. What do you think? Join the discussion on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks, on our Teen Facebook page or by emailing [email protected] boys read books written by women? Believe it or not, a heated argument is now underway among those who write and publish books for young adults. It seems some believe the teen genre has become too girl-centric. They are actively campaigning for more male editors and writers to create books boys will like.This debate has been very handy for raising the public profiles of a few male writers. But let's assume that's not what this is all about. If I'm honest, my first reaction to all of this was to swing wildly. I thought we'd got past this years ago. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-06-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A summer reading list for fans of ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’

The latest YA rom-coms include and affirm a broader range of experiences than ever before. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-07-23 16:05:15 UTC ]
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BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge 2019: Learn More about Move Books’ Efforts to Get Boys Reading

On Thursday, May 30, from 9:00-9:30 a.m. join Move Books in the Librarians' Lounge (booth 557) to learn about the books that will hook boys on reading. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Nielsen on Consumers: More Boys May Be Reading

In a look at how consumer research can focus on a given demographic, Nielsen Book's Jo Henry reveals signs that boys aged 9 to 12 may be reading more. The post Nielsen on Consumers: More Boys May Be Reading appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Sick of Reading about White Boys and Dogs,’ 11-Year-Old Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks

#1000BlackGirlBooks is a project headed by an 11-year-old in Philadelphia who wants to promote diversity in children's books. The post ‘Sick of Reading about White Boys and Dogs,’ 11-Year-Old Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Girls like digital media while boys prefer print, finds study on reading habits

National Literacy Trust report also says girls continue to outpace boys in their enthusiasm for reading for pleasureGirls have more firmly embraced digital literacy and formats such as Facebook, email and text message, while boys are more comfortable with traditional printed media such as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Blaming gender for boys' reading habits "absurd"

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Boys benefit from Read for My School

The free online library created for the Read for My School made children "excited" to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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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Boys' reading 'a worry in 75% of schools'

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Read Harder: Read a YA Nonfiction Book

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Where do you read books? I read at the mall.

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Summer Reading Challenge kicks off as one in three parents say reading slips in holidays

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If you read one Mark Zuckerberg takedown today, read this one

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Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival: ‘Making Reading a Lifelong Habit’

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Scholastic’s New ‘Kids & Family Reading’ Report: Reading Aloud Is Up

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