UNH Speakers Bureau
Misreading Masculinity: Boys, Literacy and Popular Culture (Book Title)
Post-Columbine has been a time when the issues of popular culture and the behavior of boys have generated more heat than light. Using this book as a basis, Tom Newkirk talks with the audience about elementary boys and their relationship to sports, movies, video games, and other venues of popular culture. Unlike the alarmists, he sees these media not as enemies of literacy, but as resources for literacy.