Teenage boys : non-readers to reading enthusiasts : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Dalton, Elizabeth en_US
dc.contributor.author Cobb, Krista J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T18:36:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T18:36:25Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.other A-284 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/189858
dc.description.abstract Boys enjoy reading less and are less skilled in language ability than are their female peers. This division in reading ability is reversible, but needs to be addressed while the boy is still young-before or during middle-school age-to be most effective. One useful genre of book to combat this problem is literature of the American West, since many boys are interested in historical information as well as the means of storytelling western writers use, such as adventure, humor, and young protagonists. Librarians have a key role in helping boys to enjoy reading through the programs they offer and the organization and collections in their libraries. In this paper I discuss the problem of boys not enjoying reading and address how to solve the problem with western literature and the help of a library and its librarian.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 33 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English. en_US
dc.title Teenage boys : non-readers to reading enthusiasts : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1276965 en_US

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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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