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The July/August holidays are
the perfect time for reluc-
tant readers to discover
some good books and return to
school ahead of their non-read-
ing peers. Studies since the
1950s prove that students who
read over the holidays return to
school about four months ahead
of their non-reading peers in
Children should always choose
their own reading material---as
long as it is age-appropriate.
Just like adults, children learn
about great books because they
hear about them. Movie tie-ins
and books that connect to their
interests are all good ways to
Here is a list of books I have
found that connect to the most
reluctant readers. All of the
books are for average readers 12
and above. Students from ten to
12 will enjoy these books also,
but might need an adult to help
1 A Long Way Gone: Memoirs
of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael
Beah---This true story of a 12-
year old soldier in Sierra Leone
will resonate with a wide-range
of Trinidadian students. Those
who live in virtual war zones in
this country will relate to Beah s
struggle to survive, while those
who live in the more comfort-
able areas of T&T will be
appalled by the life some chil-
dren lead. Most interesting for
West Indian children is Beah s
description of how Bob Marley s
music helped to sustain him in
his worst moments.
2 Hidden Girl: The True Story
of a Modern-day Child Slave by
Shyima Hall---When Shyima s
older sister is dismissed from
her job as a domestic servant,
her parents offer Shyima as
repayment for the debt. This
autobiography about childhood
slavery is a riveting read for
children who take childhood and
freedom for granted.
3 Out of Reach by Carrie
Arcos---This National Book
Award Finalist provides much
food for thought. Rachel s older
brother Micah is a drug addict
who disappears one day and
doesn t come back. Rachel is
terrified, and she feels responsi-
ble for her brother s disappear-
ance because she has been try-
ing to help him by covering for
him and backing up his lies.
Rachel s desperate search for her
brother is an action-packed,
thought-provoking journey of
how children are often made to
feel responsible for the well-
being of family members.
4 Cracker! The Best Dog in
Viet Nam---by Cynthia Kadohata---
This story of a boy who must
give up his German Shepherd is
a heart-wrenching animal story.
The dog becomes an army dog
trained to sniff out bombs.
There are adventures galore in
this book for young readers
eight to 14.
5 Trash by Andy Mulligan---The
reality of young boys living and
working as scavengers in a
dump located in an unnamed
third world country, takes an
unexpected turn when one boy,
Raphael finds a mysterious item
that just might have a value he
never dreamed of. Trash has
been garnering a fair amount of
critical acclaim for young read-
ers ten to 15.
6 Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe
Gewirz---Annie and her brother
often disappear into the forest
behind their home to get away
from their troubles. Their moth-
er left them, their father is in
prison and their grandmother is
totally reconnected. One day,
there is a prison break. One of
the prisoners ends up in their
home and changes their lives.
Zebra Forest helps children to
put feelings about family into
7 Upstate by Kalisha Buck-
hanon---The story of a teenager
in prison who struggles to
maintain his relationship to his
family and girlfriend is an eye-
opening experience for many
teenagers. There are unexpected
twists and a surprise ending
that makes this a satisfying
read. There is rough language in
the beginning, but the story is
8 Paper Towns by John
Green---Boys who consider them-
selves to be on the periphery of
society will enjoy this book
about a nerdy boy who falls for
a popular girl. Green is the
biggest Young Adult writer out
there right now. Teenage girls
and boys enjoy his well-written
9 The Fault in Our Stars by
John Green---One of the main
conflicts that haunts teenagers is
mortality vs immortality. That is
the hook in this novel about a
teenage girl dying of cancer.
Chances are many teens have
seen the movie that just came
10 Me and the Pumpkin Queen
by Marlane Kennedy---Mildred s
family is obsessed with growing
a prize-winning pumpkin. It s
the only thing that has any
meaning to her after her mother
dies. Me and the Pumpkin
Queen will resonate with young
readers who grow up in the
countryside. It is a book that
will help every child get over
the loss of a loved one. For
readers eight to 14.
11 The Underneath by Kathi
Appelt---A mistreated dog tied to
a post adopts a cat and her two
young kittens. The cat and the
kittens have to stay hidden to
survive. This tense book is not
for the faint-hearted child, but
children ten and above who
need an easy, edgy read, this
will do the trick.
Enjoy your reading experience!
HOLIDAY READING TO PUT YOU IN FRONT OF CLASS
always choose their
material---as long as
it is age-
like adults, children
learn about great
books because they
hear about them.
Movie tie-ins and
books that connect
to their interests are
all good ways to
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