Just catching up on Jonathan Emmett’s Times / Daily Mail pieces on what boys read - and the gender of editors being to blame. Emmett has been responding to messages on twitter, referring to research that is available on his site Cool not Cute - examining who is reviewing children’s books - and to a New Statesman piece on who buys books.
Literacy in boys/men is important but it’s not just boys who want cool stories - in any media. Emmett’s argument is caught up in a number of strands - I disagree with a lot of them - but I DO like the idea of male reader role models:
@cwalshUK @EmmaBarnesWrite … You can find my actual views at http://t.co/8oKVhjQPDJ. I’ve stressed repeatedly that if one group are to …
— Jonathan Emmett (@scribblestreet) April 22, 2014