SLJ has a report up on a library’s attempt to lure more boy readers. Lots of good comments over there; I’ll only add two observations and one plug. Observation #1: it’s funny how in this field you can’t say anything about the needs of male readers without getting people het up about the needs of girls. #2: It sounds to me like this library had missed the rather easier first step of unbuttoning its selection policy a bit. Plug: we’ve got an article in the upcoming May issue about girl books for boys.
Boys boys boys, we love them, we love them
April 10, 2012 By 6 Comments