An outstanding curated collection of short stories for avid and reluctant readers alike.
Guys Read: The Sports Pages features ten short stories by Dustin Brown, James Brown, Joseph Bruchac, Chris Crutcher, Tim Green, Dan Gutman, Gordon Korman, Chris Rylander, Anne Ursu and Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrations by Dan Santat.
"My son, Jake, an amazing athlete and long-suffering receiver of lame sports books, once wisely explained to me that just because a guy likes to play sports doesn't mean he likes to read about them.
That is so true.
But there is something about a good sports story that is exactly like a good game. The good game and the good story both reveal character and truths bigger then the game or the story.
And like any good sport, a good sports story depends on teamwork. It needs a writer willing to give his or her best, and a reader willing to do the same." — from editor Jon Scieszka of the Guys Read series. Published by Walden Pond Press.