Whether the teen is in a sport, activity, or enjoys a hobby, there’s something every teen thinks about all the time and loves to do.
Now blend that specific thought with books!
For example, if the teenager loves football, search for books in the sport. Start with Friday Night Lights, by Buzz Bissinger.
If the teenager is in drama or theatre, connect them with books such as Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part, by Michael Shurtleff.
These books may not appeal to you, or 80% of other teenagers. They will appeal to the teenager who loves the game of football, or loves acting.
Also, this may be the most important book they’ll ever read. For example, Mark Zuckerberg was given the book, C++ for Dummies. This encouraged him to move forward with computers and turned him into a billionaire.
By the way, Zuckerberg also had this to say, “Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way.” He has now vowed to read one new book every other week.
Reading for Fun: “Reading which began at someone else’s request that we continue because we are interested in it.” ~ National Library Trust (UK)
Ron Knight, Co-Founder of 9 Minute Books and the 9 Minute Reading Challenge
Does your teenager love marching band? Perhaps a book about famous people like Steve Jobs who were protected by a secret society when they were young? Send me a personal email and I’ll connect you!
“Young people who read outside of class are 13 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age.” ~ United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization