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Guys Read

Guys Read

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Guys Read is a nationwide literacy program created by author Jon Scieszka. Its mission is simple: to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers by helping them find the material they want to read, in the formats they want. The Kent District Library is joining forces with Guys Read to get guys of all ages reading. If you're a guy, or if you want to connect guys with great books, this is the place for you!

Studies have shown that boys are falling behind girls when it comes to reading. The National Assessment of Educational Progress ("The Nation's Report Card") shows boys of all ages lagging behind their female counterparts at reading. In fact, 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.

Read our brochure to learn more about KDL's Guys Read initiative, or follow the links below for additional information related to guys and reading.

Guys Read Authors

Great authors guys will want to know about:

Anthony Horowitz

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Jeff Kinney

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D.J. MacHale

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Johnathan Rand

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Rick Riordan

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Jon Scieszka

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Contact Us

Reach the the KDL Guys Read team at GuysRead@kdl.org.

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Become a better photographer

Whether you use a phone or a good DSLR camera, you still want to take the best pictures possible. Check out KDL’s resources and learn how to use your camera or phone, take better pictures, and edit them!