YES, BOYS CAN!

Subtitle Inspiring Stories of Men Who Changed the World - He Can H.E.A.L.

Jonathan Juravich
Price $19.99 / £14.99
Description Description
Inspire boys to be confident and caring through the biographies of 50 fascinating men, past and present, from the under-represented fields of health, education, the arts, and literacy (HEAL).

Boys and men are struggling. They are falling behind girls in education at all levels. They feel pressure from society to hide their emotions and “be a man.” And with much of their time spent on screens, they are missing opportunities to develop social and emotional skills for the real world.

Inspired by his own experiences as a father and policy expert, Richard Reeves’s groundbreaking book Of Boys and Men uncovered some of the ways and extents to which boys and men have been falling behind and imagined initiatives like “He Can H.E.A.L.” to inspire boys to pursue paths that they might otherwise feel are inaccessible or inappropriate for them. He says:

“Gender equality is not a zero sum game. We can do more for boys and men without doing less for women and girls. We can be passionate about women’s rights, and compassionate towards the struggles of boys and men.”

Working with national elementary art educator of the year Jonathan Juravich, Richard puts “He Can H.E.A.L.” into action with Yes, Boys Can!, a book for boys ages 8 to 12 that tells the stories of men who have followed their dreams, cared for others, and changed the world, conveyed through biography, illustration, and simple suggested activities.

Here are just a few of the many compassionate and enterprising men introduced:

  • Booker T. Washington – educator and author
  • Luther Christman – the first man inducted into the American Nursing Association’s Hall of Fame in 2004
  • LeVar Burton – actor and literacy advocate
  • Tom Daley – Olympian and knitter 

While not all the names might be familiar, each of these life stories will inspire boys to fearlessly imagine what kind of man they could be and how they could change the world for good.
Format:
Format Hardcover Book 112 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9780760391952
Size:
Size6.69 in x 8.86 in / 169.93 mm x 225.04 mm
Published:
Published Date October 22nd, 2024
Jonathan Juravich

Jonathan Juravich began teaching elementary art outside of Columbus, Ohio in 2005. Still actively teaching art to young students, his personal and professional focus is on the importance of social and emotional learning in our daily lives. This is his favorite topic for research and discussion, including his PhD dissertation, his TED Talk “How Do We Teach Empathy,” his limited series podcast "The Art of SEL," and his Emmy award winning digital drawing program "Drawing with Mr. J." In 2018, Jonathan was named Ohio Teacher of the Year and one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year. In 2023, he was named the National Elementary Art Teacher of the Year by the National Art Education Association. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his family.

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