This comprehensive overview of the challenging issues around boys and reading includes strategies and practical solutions for helping struggling readers. Interviews by the author reveal the literacy challenges, struggles, tastes, and values of boys and men. These "real" voices provide valuable insights into how we can support boys in their journey towards becoming successful readers and writers. David Booth offers a wealth of techniques for promoting an alternative culture of literacy in school and home settings in order that: boys who can`t read are helped, boys who don`t read become motivated, and boys who do read find enrichment. Essential reading for teachers who want to guide boys to a love of reading.