Tuesday, February 12, 2013

To Be a Boy, To Be a Reader

After reading Dr. Brozo's book, To Be a Boy, To Be a Reader, I was inspired. I used the ten archetypes that Dr. Brozo describes in his book to create a reading list for middle grade boys. Some of the titles came from the book, but most of them I added after thinking about each archetype. Thanks to Monique German, Kelly Knight and Tiffany Whitehead for giving me suggestions.
I plan to share these with my colleagues in our boy discussion group and tweak a little to post around the library for advertising. Feel free to use as you see fit. They can all be found on my Flickr stream.

For more resources about helping boys read, try this reading list from Guys Read.


  1. All right, I'm putting the book n my list, but somehow this makes my head hurt. It makes a lot of sense, though. No sports section though. I will have to ponder. Thanks for food for thought!

    1. I found helpful to look at novels through this lens, but still have lots of other titles that boys love in sports, nonfiction and others that didn't fit into any category very well.