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Summer Reading for Future Teachers

If you're like me, the school year is only fit for textbook reading, essay writing, lesson planning, and an occasional Netflix binge. But school is almost out! Now is the time to catch up on some leisure reading! We've created this list of books related to education to help you plan out your summer reading and improve your practice.



I Am Malala - Malala Yousafzai


Educated - Tara Westover


Hillbilly Elegy - J.D. Vance


Educating Esmé - Esmé Raji Codell


So Each May Soar - Carol Ann Tomlinson


The Joyful Teacher: Strategies for Becoming the Teacher Every Student Deserves - Berit Gordon


It Won't Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching - Tom Rademacher


I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids - Kyle Schwartz


The Importance of Being Little: What Young Children Really Need From Grownups - Erika Christakis


Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. Dweck


We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom - Bettina Love


Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom From Young Children In School - Carla Shalaby



Look for these books at the BYU library, your local library, or click the links for fast access to Amazon or Audible.


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