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Developing a New Generation of Literate Men


Our mission is to transform boys into lifelong readers. We are an organization of parents, educators, librarians, mentors, authors, and booksellers. Periodically, we offer a workshop that helps educators, parents, and guardians to transform boys into lifelong readers.

Feature Workshop

Walter Dean Myers

Transforming Boys into Lifelong Readers

Course Description: Prepare educators/parents to be more effective in transforming boys into lifelong readers. Focus on reluctant-readers, address the 4th grade reading slump, and narrow the gender reading gap between boys and girls.

Course dates: September 14th, 2016
Course location: Fremont Public Library Seattle, WA
Hours: 1pm–5pm
Cost: Free

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Additional resources:
Read Education Week Interview with John Martin.
Read Getting Kids Interested in Books on Parent Map.
Brothers of War
Brothers of WarTwo brothers from Kentucky get captured by the Rebel army. The brothers soon find they are fighting for survival in Andersonville Confederate Prison. They also search for their missing father, whom they believe is somewhere within the confines of the prison walls.

Boys as young as nine years old participated in this American conflict. We have no accurate records of how many boys enlisted for the Northern or Southern armies. Over four hundred thousand were involved directly in the war. National laws now prevent boys from participating in American wars.

Andersonville was one of the largest Confederate military compounds. The site has an award-winning lesson plan for teaching about historical places. More than forty-five thousand Union soldiers were confined here. Learn more »
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