Does gender matter? #Editorial

Does gender matter? #Editorial

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:






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