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Guys Read!

Guys Read is a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author Jon Scieszka in 2001. Its mission is “to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers”. Each of the books below was intended to help readers find their next favorite author by introducing them to authors through short stories from a specific genre.

Guys Write for Guys Read – There’s something for every guy in this collection of stories, mini-memoirs, advice, poems, comics and drawings chosen by readers on the Guys Read web site.

Guys Read: The Sports Pages – A collection of sports stories featuring everything from fighting to friendship, set everywhere from the tennis court to the hockey rink.

Guys Read: Thriller – This volume provides a collection of ghostly and mysterious stories.

Guys Read: Funny Business – A collection of humorous stories featuring a teenaged mummy, a homicidal turkey, and the world’s largest pool of chocolate milk.

Guys Read: Terrifying TalesBone-chilling collection of original ghost stories perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight, and scaring your friends’ pants off.

Guys Read: Heroes & Villians – Presents a collection of humorous stories featuring an array of characters with and without capes.

Guys Read: True Stories – True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there.

All of these books can be found at the Bartlett Public Library in the Juvenile Fiction section at J GUY.

~aw

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On This Day: July 14th

On July 14, 1968, Atlanta Braves slugger Henry “Hank” Aaron hits the 500th home run of his career in a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants.

In 1976…after a career of remarkable offensive consistency, Aaron retired as the all-time leader in runs batted in, extra base hits and total bases. He was named to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hank-aaron-hits-500th-homer)

You can learn more about this inspiring baseball player by checking out biographies in the Juvenile Biography section at jBiog. AARON.