by John Ellis
“I want you to read this,” I told my 13-year-old daughter as I handed her What Is a Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander.
“Okay,” was her unenthusiastic response.
She loves to read, but she loves to read books of her own choosing. Having a book plopped her in lap by her dad who listens to old-fashioned music like Nirvana does not excite her imagination.
“Look,” I continued. “I understand that your Mom and I have talked with you about this topic before, but this book has some very important things to say about sexual assault. Mom is going to read it along with you so the two of you can discuss it.”