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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Here’s what Bill Gates is reading and binging during the COVID-19 pandemic

After months of reading only coronavirus-related research, Gates is back to enjoying a good book and binging a good show every now and then. Yesterday Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates sat down with Fast Company’s editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta to talk about a range of topics... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-07-01 07:10:17 UTC ]
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Ten books to read in July

The best thing about social distancing? You have a valid excuse to stay home and read. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-30 05:30:14 UTC ]
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Summer 2020 YA Books: Your Reading List Is Hot, Hot, Hot

Grab your TBR lists. This year's roundup of Summer 2020 YA books is hot, hot, hot. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-29 10:32:00 UTC ]
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Behind the Mic: On Soup to Nuts by Judith Deborah, Read by Barbara Rosenblat

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens. On today’s episode, host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Barbara’s narration of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-23 08:20:12 UTC ]
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Reading Is Only a Step on the Path to Anti-Racism

Anti-racist reading lists are trending, but becoming anti-racist requires action. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Raising a boy in 2020 is tough. Three new books aimed at fathers offer some guidance.

The father-son relationship is more complex than ever. And talking about the difficult stuff needs to start sooner. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-18 12:00:00 UTC ]
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An Anti-Racist Graphic Novel Reading List

In tribute to the memory of George Floyd, who died at the hands of the Minneapolis police, and in support of the worldwide outcry over his death, we present this list—compiled by the comics editors at Publishers Weekly —of graphic titles about African American life and history. The titles here... Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-06-16 16:00:22 UTC ]
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Five Italian Short Story Collections You Should Read

Short stories by contemporary Italian writers are hard to come across and almost none of them make it across the Atlantic. Booksellers and publishers seem to stay away from them because—what’s new?—they sell less, as they apparently lack “the immersive factor.” However, readers in the twentieth... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-16 08:48:49 UTC ]
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Megha Majumdar’s ‘A Burning’ is blazing up the bestseller list and emerging as the must-read novel of the summer

The story rages along, bright and scalding, illuminating three intertwined lives in contemporary India. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-15 05:29:42 UTC ]
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According to the New York Times bestseller lists, a lot of people are reading about racism.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi pointed out on Twitter last night that books about racism (including two of his own, How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning) are making up a significant portion of the New York Times bestseller lists. “The resistance is from the loudness of demonstrations to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-11 14:11:24 UTC ]
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An Anti-Racist Fiction Reading List

The works of fiction highlighted here confront slavery, Jim Crow segregation, racial bias in the workplace, wrongful conviction and imprisonment, and police brutality. The post An Anti-Racist Fiction Reading List appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-06-11 10:00:25 UTC ]
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Antiracist Graphic Novel Reading List

In tribute to the memory of George Floyd, who died at the hands of the Minneapolis police, and in support of the worldwide outcry over his death, PW’s comics editors have compiled a list of graphic titles about African American life and history. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Best Escapist Books To Read During Quarantine, According To Goodreads

Wondering what you should read this summer? Here are some of the top-trending escapist books to help you unplug. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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Coronavirus Impact: Scholastic Adjusts Its Summer Reading Program

As much as 30 percent of typical annual reading gains may not be carried into schoolwork in the autumn, says an NWEA report, as the COVID-19 pandemic affects US education. The post Coronavirus Impact: Scholastic Adjusts Its Summer Reading Program appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-06-08 12:33:09 UTC ]
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What Makes a Good Summer Reading Program?

We're talking to library staff about how libraries are working to plan for summer reading programs despite the limitations caused by a global pandemic. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-08 10:33:48 UTC ]
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An Anti-Racist Poetry Reading List

These recent poetry collections offer poignant narratives and snapshots of racial injustice in America. The post An Anti-Racist Poetry Reading List appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-06-08 10:00:04 UTC ]
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The Journey is the Plot: A Reading List for Traveling Beyond the Home

Many years ago, I heard a teacher of mine, the late John Gardener, once say that there are only two plots in all of literature: you go on a journey or a stranger comes to town. Or, as Stanley Elkin put it even more succinctly (in reference to science fiction), you go there or they […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-08 08:47:33 UTC ]
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A Fiction Antiracist Reading List

The books highlighted here employ a variety of forms to unequivocally confront the injustices of slavery, Jim Crow segregation, racial bias in the workplace, wrongful conviction and imprisonment, police brutality, and the anger felt by people living under racist oppression. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Facing the ‘Hard Truth’: An Indie Reading List

Here at BookLife, we’ve compiled our own list of titles from self-published authors that address systemic racism and police brutality; explore African American history; or that otherwise reflect the diverse lived experiences of black individuals in America. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How to Read Kindle Books on PC or Mac

So you want to read a Kindle book, but don't have a Kindle? Library physically closed? Here's how to read Kindle books on PC or Mac. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-05 10:40:56 UTC ]
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