Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This One's For You, Daddy

We hear a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth about boys who don't want to read. The trouble is, many books portray fathers (and by extension, the male gender) in a negative light or as a nonpresence. If you've ever put together a Father's Day storytime just a month after a Mother's Day one, you know what I mean. Now, we all love our mommies, but we love our daddies too, and sometime it's like looking for the lost treasure of the Incas, finding warm and wonderful daddy-centric books.

BookDads.com is a website that focuses on books with daddies, uncles, and grandpas, gay, straight, single-parent, nuclear family, whatever you like as long as there's a positive male presence. As a children's librarian, it's currently saved in my "resources" folder. Keep it up, guys!

1 comment:

Steven said...

Wow, that's great!
Thank you for that kind write up.