Looking for books that will appeal to reluctant male readers?
In key areas, including education, employment and health, Latino boys fare worse than their female counterparts or white males. In California and other states with large Hispanic populations, Latino boys are much more likely to be involved in gangs or imprisoned. They have some of the highest school drop-out rates, and they are much more likely to be unemployed.
Arte Público has published—and will continue to publish—books that appeal to young men and boys in order to provide teachers and families with materials that will engage boys in reading and encourage them to participate in their own education.
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Click here for a list of study guides for books that will appeal to boys and young men.
Latino Young Men and Boys in Search of Justice: Testimonies is an absorbing collection of first-person writings by incarcerated Latino young men combined with essays by juvenile justice reform advocates. Learn more about the disproportionate number of Latino young men and boys in prison and what community advocates are doing to seek criminal and juvenile justice system reforms.
Click here to learn more about the book editors’ project, Latino Young Men and Boys: Understanding and Overcoming Disparity Project.