The art and words work together to immerse readers in Hugo’s world, where he is a 12-year-old boy living a hidden life in a Paris train station in the 1930s.
It can be hard to motivate middle-schoolers with reading issues to pick up a book.
One way to engage them is to find books with themes they can relate to at a time when they’re trying to figure out who they are.
Some of the titles are part of the history curriculum he will be using, some of them go along with the literature guides we use, and the others are just ones that I thought he would enjoy and ones he can pick and choose from.
As a homeschooler, I hate to admit this, but I don’t use my local library as much as I should.