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Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools
Ways and means of supporting and developing young adult readers.
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140+ Books for the Boys of YA

140+ Books for the Boys of YA | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

Fabulous collection for a reading challenge or as a spur to get teens to debate what should be dropped or added:

"...we’d like to present this wall of over 140 books that we think will speak to the boys of YA. They’re full of adventure, magic, real-world issues, and romance. Some of them are even written by - *gasp* - women. They give us all kinds of male figures: strong, brave, struggling, emotional, confused, and yes - even a few great role models. Most of all, they give us great stories for any reader -- almost all of these books appeal to us as adult women even though we are probably not the target audience from a marketing perspective. That being said, while we do think that there will always be outlier readers who feel comfortable reading anything and everything (and we love them for it), we also realize that it might be a struggle to hand-sell a book with a girl in a dress on the cover or a romance-driven plot to the "average" boy. We'd love to think of this list as a tool for educators, librarians, parents, and teens to find a great read for the boys in their lives, but anyone who enjoys a great story will find something in this wall of books."


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The Periodic Table of Storytelling and Cultural Gender Bias

The Periodic Table of Storytelling and Cultural Gender Bias | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
Her character is, you know, “the woman.” Because males get to have various flavors of character: the nerd, the jock, the genius, the bad boy, the opportunist. But females only get to have one flavor: “the woman!”
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