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Connecting Boys with Books: What Libraries Can Do--Endnote by Michael Sullivan

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05/13/2008

Pre-adolescent boys are nearly invisible in libraries. With ever-increasing electronic amusements, how can the library compete with their attention? Librarian and educator Michael Sullivan provides the tools that librarians, school library media specialists, and educators need to overcome cultural and developmental challenges, stereotyping, and lack of role models that essentially program boys out of the library. Attracting boys to library programs in the "tween" years will go a long way in maintaining their interest in books and reading over a lifetime, creating good habits from a young age.

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