Teaching is important, but exhausting work. In addition to being a time for revising lesson plans, rethinking units, and engaging in professional development, summer is also a sabbath, a time to rest and breathe and get ready to do it all over again when September comes. So summer reading should not only be about teaching and common core standards and differentiation, but also about rediscovering how much fun it is to learn about the world we live in. Recognizing that one person’s “you-must-read-this” list is another person’s “never-ever-read-this” list, I have tried to include a wide range of interesting books. Also, because my own area of study is in how students read graphic novels (book-length works of fiction or nonfiction told using the conventions of a comic book), there are a few of them in here.
Feel free to pick and choose the books that look interesting to you. Then relax and read.