Friday, May 8, 2015

Latest Reads

I'm graduating from grad school tomorrow. This means I never have to read for an assignment again. This also means I no longer have an excuse for not cooking or cleaning.

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

However, I have to say that the last three books I read in grad school I would recommend to any parent.  

First of all, if you are raising a kid in Edmond, OK, for goodness sake read The Price of Privilege immediately. On second thought, if you are raising a kid in America, read this book. It's informative, based on quantitative and qualitative research, and it makes sense.

Teach Your Children Well is kind of a companion book to Privilege. It has a bit of overlap but it's also excellent. Anything that comes out of Madeline Levine's brain or mouth is worth listening to.
I think How Children Succeed is a great read for educators and parents of school age children. Less parenting info and more educator info, but I found it very valuable.
I'm sure I'm the last person on the planet to read this little nugget. Loved. It. It's simply wonderful. One of the most interesting autobiographical novels I have ever read.
 And this is great entertainment. Such a wonderful and surprising story.
I fully intend to read tons of trash fiction now that I'm out of school, but I keep finding myself drawn towards books about my field. Which makes me a nerd. But there is something gratifying about reading nerdy books because I choose to, not because I have to.

And also, nerds rule.


Wa Wa Waughs said...

Great minds think alike! I had been waiting for a boring week to post my latest reads... The Glass Castle is one of my all-time favorites!

ann said...

Congrats on your graduation!