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Guys Read: Other Worlds by Jon Scieszka

Guys Read: Other Worlds

by Jon Scieszka (Editor)

Other authors: Tom Angleberger (Contributor), Ray Bradbury (Contributor), Shannon Hale (Contributor), D. J. MacHale (Contributor), Eric S. Nylund (Contributor)6 more, Kenneth Oppel (Contributor), Rick Riordan (Contributor), Greg Ruth (Illustrator), Neal Shusterman (Contributor), Rebecca Stead (Contributor), Shaun Tan (Contributor)

Series: Guys Read (book 4)

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Since the series began, I’ve been keeping an eye on the Guys Read books. In theory, it’s a great idea, because more boys should be reading for fun. However, by marketing them as “guy” books, girls are being excluded and it’s continuing the idea that books are gendered. This story is ONLY for girls, and this one is ONLY for boys. As a concept, that needs to die, as it’s based on the sexist values inculcated in our society. They’re clearly making some effort to mold young minds in a good way, based on the inclusion of two female authors and one female MC, but the name itself is still troublesome. Shelving this, though, Guys Read: Other Worlds is a collection of fast-paced stories that will appeal to reluctant young readers, of either gender.

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Scieszka, JonEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Angleberger, TomContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bradbury, RayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hale, ShannonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacHale, D. J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nylund, Eric S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oppel, KennethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Riordan, RickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ruth, GregIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shusterman, NealContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stead, RebeccaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tan, ShaunContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Guys Read: Other Worlds.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:49 -0400)

An anthology of original science fiction and fantasy stories.

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