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Tatum, A. (2005). Teaching reading to black adolescent males: Closing the achievement gap. Portland, MA: Stenhouse Publishers.

Wigfield, A. & Asher, S.R. (1984). Social and motivational influences on reading. In Pearson, P.D., Barr, R., Kamil, M.L., Mosenthal, P. (Eds.). Handbook of reading research. (pp. 423-452). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Wood, S., & Jocius, R. (2013). Combating “I hate this stupid book!”: Black males and critical literacy. The Reading Teacher, 66(8), 661-669.

Children’s Literature Mentioned

Haskins, J., & Valesquez, E. (2002). Champion: The story of Muhammed Ali. New York, NY: Walker Books.

Kinney, J. (2007). Diary of a wimpy kid. New York, NY: Amulet Books.

Lubar, D. (2003). In the land of the lawn weenies and other warped and creepy tales. New York, NY: Starscape Books.

Magazines Mentioned

Sports Illustrated

World Wrestling Entertainment Magazine

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Dr. Anita Manwell is an associate professor in the School of Teacher Education at Indiana Wesleyan University. She earned her doctorate from Ball State University in elementary education with a cognate in reading. Formerly a public school teacher, she now teaches literacy courses and serves as the elementary program coordinator.

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