More on Books for Boys

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but a really helpful site on boys and reading is Guys Read which was started by the Jon Scieszka.  Two more sites that I’ve just discovered through a list-serve I belong to are: http://jaja-cas.blogspot.com, a blog for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg library system called Boys Rule Boys Read and an independent blog called  Boys Rock Boys Read thttp://boysrockbr.blogspot.com The second blog has a column of Most Popular Posts and the first one is Books Every Guy Should Read.  Both have numerous recommendations and links to boy book sites.

NYT article on Boys and Reading

Here’s an interesting article on boys and reading in the NYT.  The thing that puzzles me though is that there are some really fabulous male writers these days who are writing for kids and teens…Walter Dean Myers, M.T. Anderson, Art Slade, and Jon Scieszka to name a few.  Why are we still not doing well in keeping boys reading?