22 August 2011

A New Hope

I came across this editorial posted on a listserv today. YA author Robert Lipsyte has wonderful insight on why boys don't read. Worth reading . . .

I think there is hope, if there are more teachers and librarians out there like the ones he mentions who work to find the books that boys will relate to. I also like his point that boys should be approached individually, not as groups, about reading. Boys are defensive in groups -- hadn't really thought of it that way before. But it gives me a new persective.

Some good thoughts as we get close to the first day of school.

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