Saturday, March 24, 2007

Not enough good books for boys

There is an interesting article in the Guardian, a publication from England. According to Mr. Alan Johnson, the education secretary, there aren’t enough good books for boys. He intends to make a “boys’ bookshelf” available in every secondary school library in the country, with titles that promote “positive, modern, relevant role models for boys”.

The article goes on to explain that no one knows where the money will come from, but that Mr. Johnson has acknowledged there is a pressing problem. The author of the article goes on to point out that the idea that boys won’t read is a myth. What they do like are books with fast-paced plots and fearless characters.

2008 has been designated as the National Year of Reading, and parents are encouraged to get involved with their children.

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