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Online Library: Books of Interest

Welcome to the "Books of Interest" section of The Boys Initiative library.  In this area you will find information on books written by national leading experts on a variety of topics relevant to boys health and achievement. Our library provides this information as a public service. Advice, opinions, suggestions, and other information contained in these books are those of the author. Books are catalogued alphabetically. Click on subject area in Contents to go to that section of the catalogue.



Silent Rage: African American Boys and Sexual Abuse
By Dr. Gabriel J. Atchison

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Behavioral Disorders

Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them
By Ross W. Greene

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Developmental Disorders

Not My Boy!: A Father, A Son, and One Family's Journey with Autism
By Rodney Peete

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Why Boys Fail: Saving Our Sons from an Educational System That's Leaving Them Behind
By Richard Whitmire

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Educators, Administrators, and School Personnel

What Every Superintendent and Principal Needs to Know
By Jim Rosborg, Max McGee, and Jim Burgett

Engaging College Men
By Gar Kellom, Miles Groth

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Bright Beginnings for Boys: Engaging Young Boys in Active Literacy
By William Brozo and Debby Zambo

"Reading Don't Fix No Chevys" Literacy in the Lives of Young Men
By Michael W. Smith, Temple University, Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Boise State University

Leaving Johnny Behind: Overcoming Barriers to Literacy and Reclaiming At-Risk Readers
By Anthony Pedriana

Misreading Masculinity: Boys, Literacy, and Popular Culture
By Thomas Newkirk

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Physical and Mental Health

The Trouble with Boys
By Peg Tyre

Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing
By Tom Golden

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Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
By Michael Kimmel

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Mental Health

Real Boys : Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood
By William Pollack

A New Psychology of Men
By William Pollack

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For Parents

Nurture the Nature
By Michael Gurian

The Wonder of Boys
By Michael Gurian

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Physical Health

American Medical Association Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen
By American Medical Association

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon
By David Elkind

Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
By Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.

Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps -- And What We Can Do About It
By Lise Eliot

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Single Sex Education

Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences
By Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.

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My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic
By Michael A. Tompkins and Katherine A. Martinez

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Dead Boys Can't Dance: Sexual Orientation, Masculinity, and Suicide
By Michel Dorais and Simon L. Lajeunesse

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Lost Boys - Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them
By James Garbarino

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