June 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

On Boys and Guns | Readers Respond

With the state of gun violence, we adults are freaked out, as we should be. But for children, the fantasy of having a gun is the fantasy of having power, observes a reader, who comments on a recent post by Betsy Bird.

This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.


SPONSORED: Coming-of-Age Adult Books with YA Appeal and Male Protagonists

Thanks to Farrar, Straus & Giroux’s adult division, this season Macmillan Library is all about boys and their adventures in growing up. NOTE: This content was sponsored and contributed by Macmillan.

YA Books with Diverse Male Protagonists | JLG’s Booktalks to Go Teen

Survival camp, a witness protection program, superheroes, and Tourette Syndrome are all part of this JLG’s Booktalks to Go Teen this issue. In addition to being great stories, the characters in each title are diverse and boys of color get a long overdue spotlight on the good side.