Recommended Summer Reading List

    Caring for Humanity and the World

    • Not For Sale by David Batstone (HQ281 .B33 2007)
    • Night by Elie Wiesel (D804.3 .W54 1982Y)
    • Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder (R154 .F36 K53 2009)
    • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Leguin (PS3562.E42 L4X)
    • Dracula by Bram Stoker (PR6037.T617 D7 1897X and PR6037.T617 A5X and e-book)
    • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (PS3562.E353 T6 1993)
    • Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard (HC102.5 .C42 2006Y)
    • Ominivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan (GT2850 .P65 2006)
    • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (PR5397 .F73 M36 1996)
    • Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag (HM554 .S65 2003Y)
    • Soil not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis by Vandana Shiva (HD9560.5 .S453 2008)

    Learning Throughout a Lifetime

    • No Victory Without Work: A Pictorial History of Adrian College by Stephanie Jass (LD51 .A42 J37 2009)
    • Five Minds for the Future by Howard Gardner (BF432.3 .G365 2008)
    • Good To Great by Jim Collins (HD57.7 .C645 2001)
    • Fathers & Daughters & Sports: Featuring Jim Craig, Chris Evert, Mike Golic, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Sally Jenkins, Steve Rushin, Bill Simmons, and others by Rebecca lobo
    • Fathers & Sons & Sports: Great Writing by Buzz Bissinger, John Ed Bradley, Bill Geist, Donald Hall, Mark Kriegel, Norman Maclean, and others by Mike Lupica
    • An Infinity of Little Hours: Five Young Men and Their Trial of Faith in the Western World’s Most Austere Monastic Order by Nancy Klein Maguire
    • The Trial by Franz Kafka (PT2621.A26 P713 1970X)
    • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzenitsyn (PG3488.O4 O33 1963Y)
    • The Color of Water by James McBride (F128.9 .N4 M328 2006)
    • Song Yet Sung by James McBride (PS3613 .C28 S66 2009)

    Thinking Critically

    • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.) by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Paperback - Aug. 25, 2009) (HB74 .P8 L479 2005)
    • The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism by Debra Van Ausdale and Joe Feagin (HQ784.S56 V36 2001)
    • Rich Like Them by Ryan D’Agostino (HC110 .W4 D34 2009)
    • Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life by Richard W. Paul and Linda Elder (BF441 .P385 2002)
    • How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer (BF448 .L45 2010)
    • How To Read a Book by Mortimer Alder (PN83 .A43 1940A)
    • Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle (KF224 .S8 B69 2004)
    • The Dispossessed by Ursula Leguin (PS3562 .E42 D57 2001)
    • Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder (TK7885.4 .K53 2000)

    Crossing Boundaries and Disciplines

    • Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years by Jared Diamond (HM206 .D48 1997)
    • The World is Flat: A Brief History of The Twenty-First Century by Thomas Friedman (HM846 .F74 2005)
    • 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene (BD438 .G74 2000)
    • Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide by Henry Jenkins (P94.65 .U6 J46 2006)
    • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (Q162 .B88 2004Y)
    • The Horse Boy: A Father’s Quest to Heal His Son by Rupert Isaacson (RJ506 .A9 I795 2009)
    • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (PS3554 .I259 B75 2007)
    • The Known World by Edward P. Jones (PS3560 .O4813 K58 2004Y)
    • Ghost Map by Stephen Johnson (RC133 .G6 J64 2006)

    Developing Creativity

    • The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life by Richard Florida (HD53 .F653 2004)
    • Uncommon Genius by Denise Sherkerjian
    • Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin (HF5549.5 .M63 G63 2010)
    • The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
    • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink (BF408 .P49 2006)
    • The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
    • Art and Fear by Ted Orland and David Bayles (N71 .B37 1993)
    • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig (CT275 .P648 A3 2008)
    • The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp (BF408 .T415 2006)

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