Boys and Books

Boys and Books

What You Need to Know and Do So your 9- to 14-year-old Son Will Read

Book - 2016
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Most people will agree that an alarming number of 9- to 14-year-old boys don't read in their spare time. When asked why, the typical response is, "Boys just don't like to read!" with hands thrown in the air as though that's all there is to it. In Boys and Books, Hillary Tubin turns this response on its head. She shares why she believes boys aren't reading for pleasure in their spare time and what can be done to change this trajectory. According to Tubin, parents play a critical role in helping preteen and early teen boys so that they will read. The challenge, she discovered, is that many parents of self-proclaimed non-reading boys don't have the awareness, knowledge, tools or support they need to transform the non-reading habit into the reading habit with confidence and harmony. Drawing on groundbreaking research and her experience as a literacy teacher who spent 20+ years talking to boys about their reading lives, Hillary Tubin shows parents exactly what they need to know and do so their sons will read.
Publisher: Darien, CT : B-R Publishing, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780997574906
Characteristics: 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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