Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
.... Give them choices. As librarians, we sometimes have gender bias when we choose books that must meet standards and reviews. Boys, however, want gross, exciting, silly, outrageous, and action-packed, facts books. Talk to them about the fun you have when you read.
Men, don’t be afraid to share what you like about reading with your sons, nephews, and friends. Just remember to keep it short and sweet. If they don’t like your particular book, maybe they will share what they do like to read with you. Get them reading anything- cereal boxes, trading cards, comics (graphic novels), sports pages from the newspaper — without criticism then work in the repair manuals,
Classics, how- to-do it books. The library has some book lists to help you find the right book for your son or guy.