I just came home from an amazing conference focused on helping at-risk youth. The presenters were passionate, controversial, and entertaining.
One such presenter was David Bouchard
. I had come across him in my hunt to try to find First Nations focused books for my teenagers. His books are wonderful - well worth checking out. Hearing him talk, though, was a whirlwind of emotions, opinions, and lists of books to read.
He feels we're failing our youth; we need to get them to read as it is the key to success, self-esteem and freedom. We don't need to just tell them to read, we need to read with them, have them see us read, and hear us rave about books we've read.
Along the way, he listed books upon books to try reading. I thought I'd share them with you...( Read more... )