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Real Men Read
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This library-led initiative program was launched in March of 2020 by Neil Grimes, the Curriculum Materials Librarian at William Paterson University to benefit schools and students that are a part of the Professional Development Schools Network in northern New Jersey.
Read, Excel, Achieve, and Lead (REAL) Men Read is a literacy program that provides community engagement from male mentors and helps to encourage young boys to read.
In 2021, all Real Men Read participants engaged in virtual readings through Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.
Real Men Read Flyer
This was the initial flyer from the launch of the Real Men Read program in March of 2020.
Real Men Read - Peer-reviewed article
WPSphere digital repository record link provides access to the PDF of the following article:
Neil Grimes (2021): Real Men Read – A library led reading initiative program, College & Undergraduate Libraries, DOI: 10.1080/10691316.2021.1895018
Academic Provost Joshua Powers reading to a class of 2nd-grade students in the Paterson Public Schools in March of 2020 during the initial launch of Real Men Read.
Professor David Fuentes, College of Education, reads to a class at Paterson Public School #28.
Education & Curriculum Materials Librarian Neil Grimes, David & Lorraine Cheng, reads to a 2nd-grade class at Paterson Public School #9.