1) Farrell, Warren. 2018. Boy Crisis. BenBella Books. Dallas, TX.
What is the boy crisis? It’s a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science. It’s a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women. It’s a crisis of fathering. Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison. It’s a crisis of purpose. Boys’ old sense of purpose—being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner—are fading. Many bright boys are experiencing a “purpose void,” feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification. So, what is The Boy Crisis? A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers, and policymakers can do to help our sons become happier, healthier men, and fathers and leaders worthy of our respect.
2) Brown, James, S. Rescuing our underachieving Sons: Raising the Aspirations of Underachieving Boys. 2011.
A book written for school administrators, teachers, and parents with very young or school-age sons.This book offers an analysis of one of the really serious issues faced by parents, teachers and all of society, that of the underachievement of boys in the education system. Superbly documented, the book examines how the education system contributes to the underachievement of boys, and the factors which result in many boys failing in school. Extensive research, combined with personal insights gained by Dr. Brown in his 40 years in education in Canada and the United Kingdom results in an interesting narrative that challenges those with responsibility for helping all children to achieve their full potential.