July 2, 2013
IN RESPONSE TO MY “DO BOYS READ?” POST FROM THE OTHER DAY, reader Ed Bradley writes:
Yes they definitely do. I work in the Library Technical Department for the School District of Hillsborough County (eighth largest school district in the US). When I started here, the middle school director was very concerned about the reading gap. So I ran some queries of circulation for Library Books. Boys read just as much as girls, though they do read different things. Girls read more fiction, boys read more non-fiction and biographies (sports heroes).
Guess which kind of book tends to be assigned in class?