Thursday, January 21, 2010

Serving Boys Through Reader’s Advisory

Sullivan, Michael. Serving Boys Through Reader’s Advisory. Chicago: ALA, 2010. isbn-13: 978-0-8389-1022-1 028.55 SulliS

With an emphasis on nonfiction and the boy-friendly categories of genre fiction, the work offers a wealth of material including: suggestions for how to booktalk one-on-one as well as in large groups; methods of performing indirect readers' advisory by working with parents or teachers; lists of great authors for boys in the various genres and over five hundred recommended books; and, also lists of read-alikes as well as titles to offer a boy in place of a book he did not like or would not read. It is complete with hundreds of suggested titles, booktalks, and lists to help turn boys into rabid readers.