A Culture For Boys – Films, Songs, Books

As we traverse through the landscape of childhood stories – from boys and young men finding their way in this world – let’s focus on our common culture and what is has to say through the medium of movies, music and story-telling. PS: there could be more…

Top Books

10 Classic Reads for Your Boy (plus 3 of his faves)
  1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
  2. Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
  3. Chronicles of Narnia (series), by C.S. Lewis
  4. James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl
  5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  6. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
  7. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
  8. Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  9. Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson
  10. Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens

Top Songs

1. Growing Up – Bruce Springsteen

Well, my feet they finally took root in the earth
But I got me a nice little place in the stars
And I swear I found the key to the universe
In the engine of an old parked car

2. Hero – Family of the Year

So let me go
I don’t wanna be your hero
I don’t wanna be a big man
I just wanna fight like everyone else

3. Boys are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy

Guess who just got back today?
Them wild-eyed boys that had been away
Haven’t changed, haven’t much to say
But man, I still think them cats are great
They were asking if you were around
How you was, where you could be found
I told them you were living downtown
Driving all the old men crazy
The boys are back in town

Top Movies

1. Stand By Me

2. ET

3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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