Boys Read Too

Alexandra Frean – “Attempts by parents and teachers to persuade boys to read more are being undermined by publishers whose insistence on using lurid “Barbie” pink covers on books is turning away young male readers in their droves.” (via)

One Response to “Boys Read Too”

  1. Colin White
    November 12, 2007 at 10:18 am #

    Hi. I’m Colin White and I’m in the 7th grade. I don’t usually like to read much, but I love to draw. One day my mom took one of my drawings and wrote a poem to go with it. It was so funny! She liked it when I laughed, so she kept writing poems to go with the drawings I did.

    This year, we published a book of her poems and my drawings called Coolhead Luke and Other Stories. It’s on http://www.amazon.com. We’ve had a lot of success with it and today we’re doing a reading at Barnes & Noble. All the kids who read the book say they think it’s really funny. My mom made sure it was challenging also, with hard vocabulary words and she put a glossary and teacher’s guide in the back. But, most kids just think it’s funny.

    I think all kids from 8 to 12 would really like Coolhead Luke. We have a blog too. It’s at http://coolheadluke.wordpress.com

    We hope you read our book.

    Colin White

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