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'

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The month’s must-reads includes Hilary Mantel’s finale to her Thomas Cromwell trilogy. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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