April 21, 2018

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Why Johnny Won’t Read

Schools often dismiss what boys like. No wonder they’re not wild about reading.

It’s not that boys can’t read, they just don’t. Study after study reveals that boys read less than girls. And according to the U.S. Department of Education, school-age boys tend to read a grade and a half lower than girls. How can librarians get guys to turn the page? For starters, we need to move beyond our traditional “here’s a book you’re going to love” approach. That strategy […]