Connecting Boys with Books 2: Closing the Reading Gap, Volume 2

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American Library Association, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 119 pages
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In his hugely successful Connecting Boys with Books (2003), Sullivan delved into the problem that reading skills of pre-adolescent boys lag behind those of girls in the same age group. In this companion book, Sullivan digs even deeper, melding his own experiences as an activist with perspectives gleaned from other industry experts.
 

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A popular speaker on boys and books, Sullivan continues his essays, often the topics of his speeches defending the idea that boys are quite different than girls in a number of ways and in particular ... Read full review

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Got this from my libraian, as I was looking for ANYTHING to help my boy. Loved it so much went and ordered one for my very own. Well worth the money to mark it up, highlight it, use the refereneces he lists for more education for me. My son is priceless to me and I would pay anything to have tools to help us win the reading battle!
_ now on to read the other one...
 

Contents

A Blueprint for Boys and Reading
5
The Reading Gap
14
Boys and Girls Are Different
24
Read for Fun Read Forever
36
Exposing Boys to Story
47
Honoring Boys Literature
59
Promoting Reading to Boys
73
Creating the Culture of Literacy
87
Boys and ReadingWhat the Future Holds
99
Bibliography
105
Index
111
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About the author (2009)

Michael Sullivan is an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston and Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

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