SaraAA3 months ago
Another great book is Sold, by Patricia McCormick. This works with reluctant readers because it is in verse, and short. The story is delicately told, but it is about a Nepalese girl sold into slavery. Teens really relate to her story and it opens up their eyes to an unfamiliar world in a really approachable way. They will like to discuss it. The trick to getting teens to read is to find a book they can identify with. It could be the character, the setting, the words, or anything. I have seen this book work wonders with both girls and boys, though the girls gravitate to it more naturally. I don't know what schools the books are going to, but for kids who cannot relate to classics, this book works pretty well.