I have, in my career, had tenth graders reading on a fifth grade level and fifth graders reading on a tenth grade level. For reluctant, challenged readers, grade level and age are irrelevant. All that matters is that the reading material they have in front of them is engaging and written on an accessible level so the readers can feel a sense of accomplishment and improvement. This new series of readings is a compilation of passages that I wrote over my 44-year career, specifically for challenged readers. The questions require careful reading and yet are not intended to trick or confuse students. If you have readers who are challenged, as I have had all my career, then this series of readings is for you and your reluctant readers.