Because I was insane and hosted an in-depth blog discussion on boy/girl books at the same time I was trying to finish a 30,000 word manuscript by today (I made it! I hit send yesterday a.m.), I cannot for the life of me recall who suggested this title, but as a post-script, y’all might want to read Why Gender Matters, by Leonard Sax.
Last word on this topic from my very wise 10-year-old friend, Emma, with whom I had a day-before-5th-grade-tea an hour ago. I told her about this recent blog discussion and asked her if she thought there was such a thing as a boy book and a girl book. She nodded. Girl books are the Amelia Notebooks by Marissa Moss, or The American Girl books. I prodded. So, what are some boy books?
The look she gave me said it all. I mean, I could tell she still loves me but thinks I may be one cucumber sandwich short of a tea party: she doesn’t know the answer to that question because. she’s. not. a. boy.
And there you have it.