Guys (Don't ) Read
Good Washington Post piece that looks at the lower incidence of readers among boys. It's agreed that there is little agreement on why boys tend to read much less than girls.
``Part of it is biological and part of it is sociological, but boys are definitely drifting down,'' said Jon Scieszka, author of the ``The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales,'' and founder of the Web site guysread.com, which is aimed at helping interest boys in reading. ``We've been testing kids in America for the last 25 years and finding out that boys are doing worse than girls,'' he said. ``But we don't do enough to change that.''
(Do have a look at Scieszka's site--it's snazzy!)