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About 10 years ago, someone did a study to see what teens wanted to read. One surprising result was that the size and shape of the book matters! The next time you are in the nearest big-box bookstore, check out the teen section. You will see some of the same titles that are on the shelves in other sections, but in different formats. Teens like books that are smaller – particularly volumes that can be slipped into the rear pocket of a pair of jeans. Books exactly like these:
Fall River Press has introduced a set of books that have elicited actual “ooh’s” from teens I have lent them to. The first set of volumes was focused on the Founding Documents and other historically significant writing: Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, the writings and speeches of Abraham Lincoln, and The Constitution among them. Recently they have added volumes of classical literature: A Christmas Carol, Pride and Prejudice, and a copy of the Psalms. These beautiful little books look like they are bound in leather and are the perfect size to tuck into the back pocket of your skinniest jeans.
The historical set will be perfect for that junior or senior year APUSH class (AP US History for the uninitiated) and will serve your student well while practicing for the new SAT which will be introduced in March of 2016. Besides, don’t we each need our very own copy of the US Constitution?
To order through Amazon: