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"To Raise a Boy" Virtual Event with Emma Brown

Join us for a virtual event with Emma Brown, author of To Raise a Boy on Wednesday, March 3th at 7pm! The author will be in conversation with Andi McDaniel.

A journalist's searing investigation into how we teach boys to be men--and how we can do better.

How will I raise my son to be different? This question gripped Washington Post investigative reporter Emma Brown, who was at home nursing her six-week-old son when the #MeToo movement erupted. In search of an answer, Brown traveled around the country, through towns urban and rural, affluent and distressed. In the course of her reporting, she interviewed hundreds of people--educators, parents, coaches, researchers, men, and boys--to understand the challenges boys face and how to address them.

What Brown uncovered was shocking: 23 percent of boys believe men should use violence to get respect; 22 percent of an incoming college freshman class said they had already committed sexual violence; 58 percent of young adults said they've never had a conversation with their parents about respect and care in sexual relationships. Men are four times more likely than women to die by suicide. Nearly 4 million men experience sexual violence each year.

From the reporter who brought Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's story to light, To Raise a Boy combines assiduous reporting, cutting-edge scientific research, and boys' powerful testimonials to expose the crisis in young men's emotional and physical health. Emma Brown connects the dots between educators, researchers, policy makers, and mental health professionals in this tour de force that upends everything we thought we knew about boys.

Johns Hopkins chair of the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health Robert Blum says, "The story of boys has yet to be told, and I think it's a really important story." Urgent and revelatory, To Raise a Boy begins to tell that story.

Emma Brown is an investigative reporter at The Washington Post. In her life before journalism, she worked as a wilderness ranger in Wyoming and a middle school math teacher in Alaska. She lives with her husband and two children in Washington, DC.

Andi McDaniel is passionate about making content that is smart, meaningful, and delightful. She is Chief Creative Officer for City Cast, a national network of local news podcasts launching this month in Chicago and Denver. Previously she was Chief Content Officer for WAMU, the NPR station in Washington DC, where she led the launch of 1A, one of the most successful daily talk shows in NPR’s history. She also spearheaded WAMU’s acquisition of DCist, a hyperlocal news site that reaches millions of readers each month, and reimagined the station’s broadcast sound, growing its audience by over 40 percent. She also served as Director of Content Strategy and Innovation for Twin Cities PBS. Andi’s journalistic work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, and Orion. She lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband, Shane, and their son Theo.

To participate in this virtual event, sign up with the form below and you will receive a link to join on Zoom. To purchase To Raise a Boy, begin an order below.

To Raise a Boy: Classrooms, Locker Rooms, Bedrooms, and the Hidden Struggles of American Boyhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982128081
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - March 2nd, 2021

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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