Boys and Books

What You Need to Know and Do So Your 9- to 14-Year-Old Son Will Read (Boys Will Read | Parent Series) (Volume 1)

Non-Fiction - Education
216 Pages
Reviewed on 12/15/2016
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

Boys And Books by Hillary Tubin is an important book in what could become a very important series for parents and educators in the United States and eventually the world. Boys And Books addresses a very important issue: aliteracy. Aliteracy is not illiteracy, being unable to read. It is knowing how to read but choosing not to. I have witnessed this strange phenomenon all my life. I say strange because it is strange to me. I love to read. Reading has shaped and defined my life as few other joys, habits, or hobbies have. Yet I clearly remember being part of a quiet minority when it came to reading. Most of my friends, even my brother and cousins, did not enjoy reading. Luckily, I was given a social pass because I was athletic and could be a leader when I needed to be, so I was never labeled a nerd. I escaped being picked on and bullied. I could even defend some of the boys who had these problems if I happened to be around.

I wish I had written Boys And Books. This is such a fundamental problem in our schools and society. Maybe that’s why I missed it. I have never even addressed it, except in an essay thanking my mom for teaching me to read. I suspect that Hillary Tubin will have a profound and positive effect on the lives of countless boys with the publication of this book and this series. She is a teacher so she probably already has. She is observant. She knows boys. She knows books. She offers excellent suggestions and strategies to parents and everyone else concerned with this problem. And it is a problem. Boys should read. Everyone should read. Let’s hope they do.