Indiana Reading Journal Volume 44 Issue 1 - Page 35

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


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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