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Guest Post: Karen Rock on Let's Hear It for the Boy(s)!

Guest Post: Karen Rock on Let's Hear It for the Boy(s)! | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

A wise article about what works in YA fiction, with words from a number of authors, some new to me that I'll be following up.

Next step: Which Australian writers are producing books of this kind?

"Writing books that appeal to boys is a joy and a challenge.
Here are some “boots on the ground” perspectives from readers, teachers, and librarians, as well as invaluable insights shared by children’s authors Darren Shan, Ellen Hopkins, Tim Wynne-Jones, and break-out debut novelist, Scott Blagden on how to reach this important readership."


Via Heather Stapleton, Wilma Carter, Marita Thomson
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Here Come the Boys: Bill Boyd investigates the gender gap in ...

Here Come the Boys: Bill Boyd investigates the gender gap in ... | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
The Boys' Reading Commission findings published last week reveal that three out of four (76%) UK schools are concerned about boys' underachievement in reading despite no Government strategy to address the issue.
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