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August 1st, 2010

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Male Order Books...

It all started here, in a blog entry where author Hannah Moskowitz addresses what she calls "the boy problem" in YA.

Here are some of the points she raises while addressing that 'problem'.Collapse )

I came across two responses to Hannah Moskowitz on the web.Collapse )

In today's days of fast food and microsecond attention spans, reading is a problem across the gender spectrum, really. Kids who grew up on texting are unlikely to suddenly sprout an appreciation for the more languorous literary kind of writing - but that isn't a boys' problem any more, or at least not JUST a boys' problem. It's the generation. They want it fast and they want it now. And quite honestly... this is not a problem that the approach of "going back to the good old boys stories, and stop focusing on the wimmin" is going to solve.

We must get our kids to read, teach them to love reading.

ALL of the kids. Not just the boys.

Trying to explain THIS to somebody...

...even just a few short years ago... would, I suspect, have been impossible.

This concept - and the fact that it was possible to do it at all let alone this well - both exhilarates and frankly TERRIFIES me... [grin]
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book and glasses

And so -

- it begins...

Follow along there, spread the word to those you think might be interested, we are about to go live with the project...