In a special presentation sponsored by The King’s English Bookshop, Cannon offers her perspectives on how to narrow that reading gender gap. Her experience not just as a mother and writer but as a teacher and bookseller, have informed her thoughts on strategies for engaging boys in reading, and which specific titles can fan the flames of book love. And while the subject is youngsters, the discussion is intended for adults only. Leave the kids at home this time, and next time you’ll be leaving them with a book.
Ann Cannon: “Boys and Books” @ Whitmore Library, 2197 Fort Union Blvd., 801-943-4636, Jan. 6, 7 p.m., free. KingsEnglish.com