After attending the SCBWI writers retreat this weekend, I am now subscribed to 1 million blogs. Today, Roger Sutton over at Read Roger posted this quote from a 1943 book about kids and reading:
"Girls, like boys, are seeking life, but in a different way. They need some so-called boys' books with moving plots and an adventurous hero to take them out of themselves and to keep them from becoming too introspective; for the opposite reason boys need some of the so-called girls' books, for their suggestions of self-analysis and wholesome sentiment."
You can read more on his blog.