Boys and Girls Learn Differently, by Michael Gurian (Jossey-Bass, 2002). Why the model of “androgynous classroom” doesn't work and how teachers can modify their strategies to reach all students.
• Great Books for Girls: More Than 600 Books to Inspire Today's Girls and Tomorrow's Women, by Kathleen Odean (Ballantine, 2002). Helpful reviews and recommendations.
What Stories Does My Son Need?: A Guide to Books and Movies That Build Character in Boys, by Michael Gurian (Tarcher, 2000). An excellent resource.
Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, by M. Thompson and D. Kindlon (Ballantine, 2000). Breaking the Boy Code, helping boys become more emotionally literate.
Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood, by William Pollack (Henry Holt, 1999). Depression in boys and how our definition of masculinity contributes to this problem.
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, by Mary Pipher (Ballantine, 1995). Pipher's examination of female adolescence sparked a national interest in gender differences and their implications.