I agree. Tom Clancey is excellent. I like The Hunt for Red October.
Assistant to the Director
Center for Academic Achievement
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Get any Tom Clancey, or Robin Cook, or recent fiction thrillers such "The
Firm," "A Few Good Men," "The Client," etc. and you will find those
appropriate for older males. They can read those and be interested. I like
Wilbur Smith but his language might be too hard. Good luck
Ann Fleshman wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> Your help has been extremely valuable this year,and I need it again.
> I am tutoring several African-American, 16/17-year-old, high-school drop
> outs (males) in a National Guard program for at-risk kids, and am looking
> for a book on about the 6th or 7th grade reading level that will knock
> their socks off. They are very interested in learning, but have never read
> for pleasure. (Since I teach at an all-female institution, I really
> haven't paid much attention to literature for males, plus I never need
> anything on that level.)
> If you can offer any suggestions, I would be very appreciative.
> Ann Marett Fleshman
> Director, Academic Skills
> Columbia College
> Columbia, SC 29203