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Our mission is to motivate boys to read by connecting them with materials they will want to read, in ways they like to read.
GUYS READ is a fantastic site created by Jon Scieszka (the author of the Stinky Cheese Man and other delightful kids’ books). It has a ton of great kits and resources for librarians, teachers, booksellers, etc. to connect boys with books they will actually like, and to make reading a club just for guys.
According to the site, “the U.S. Department of Education reading tests for the last 30 years show boys scoring worse than girls in every age group, every year” and cites some possible reasons for this upsetting trend, including the fact that “Many books boys are asked to read don’t appeal to them” and “Boys don’t have enough positive male role models for literacy.”
Guys Read is working to change that. A few highlights from the site: