Welcome Dave, author of Dave Writes and Draws (and Reads). He did this awesome guest post about what books he shared with his kids when they were in high school. Let us know in the comments which book your parents shared with you or which book you shared with your kids!
The youngest of my three kids, a daughter quarantined here at home as she finishes up her sophomore year of college, turned twenty a couple of days ago as I write this. Which means we no longer have any teenagers in the family, let alone high school kids. I’m not really sure how that happened.
My wife and I are both readers, and we naturally shared books with all our kids from a young age. But there’s something special, downright sacred and altogether delightful, about sharing the perfect book with your kids when they’re in high school. That’s the age where, if you get lucky and choose wisely, if the stars align, the book and the child will connect in miraculous ways. It’s been my experience, at least, that some books we read in high school become touchstones, favorite texts we reread and treasure. This is not an exact science, every kid is different, and I certainly had some misfires. But when you get it right it’s uniquely satisfying.
Here are some of the books where I got it right.
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