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Mike McQueen is Getting Boys to Read

Mike McQueen is quickly becoming my hero. Not only is he a parent, teacher and a librarian, he’s also a man, on a mission, to get boys to read. 
Mike McQueen
Over the past few days I’ve followed his tweets on Twitter, and have been awed by the amount of resources, and the insights he shares with the Twitter community. Here are my favorite, McQueen tweets:

"The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light" -Robert Baden Powell

  1. Boys love the short articles in Reader’s Digest (Reason #2). Find out the other 6 reasons –

  2. The lack of male teachers contribute to a boy’s perception that libraries are feminine. –
  3. Boys love tons of visuals. Read More –

  4. Boys hear less and require more stimulants. Read More –

  5. Novels are not "better" than comic books, they’re just different. Read More –

  6. Gender based difficulties of boys are related to having mostly female teachers. Read More –
  7. Kudos, Mike!


  1. Mike McQueen says:

    Shucks Amy, you are making me blush :-) Thank you for the wonderful compliments and support! You give me energy that you don’t realize.

  2. Amy Bowllan says:

    Mike, that is so sweet of you to say. PLEASE keep doing what you are doing. You inspire all of us! Happy Father’s Day!