Guys Listen

Guys Listen

Our sponsor this week is Listening Library, letting you know about Guys Listen, motivating guys to be curious about words, books, and life! This companion to Guys Read stars author Jon Scieszka and school librarian Rose Brock. They are trying to address the following dire statistics:

  • The U.S. Department of Education reading tests for the last 30 years show boys scoring worse than girls in every age group, every year.
  • Eighth grade boys are 50 percent more likely to be held back than girls.
  • Two-thirds of Special Education Students in high school are boys.
  • Overall college enrollment is higher for girls than boys.

Please click through to learn how you can help guys of all ages enjoy books, whether by reading or listening, and get a free Guys Listen 2 CD sampler.

P.S. Listening Library also sponsored last week's Unshelved Book Club with four great audiobook suggestions!

Our next appearances


October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)

November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)

November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)


Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)

March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)

April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)

June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)

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