Top Ten Tuesday:
Books I Recommend with "School" in the Title
Back-to-school is right around the corner. Time to focus on school for another year.
I've read all of these books and recommend them.
1. Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Shienkin
Jim Thorpe was probably the best all-around American athlete of the 20th century. Yet so many things happened in his life to taint his reputation. This book sets the record straight. The Carlisle Indian School was one of those awful places where white people tried to wash the Indian out of Indians. YA nonfiction. 2017.
The author worried that today's students are not being introduced to the world's great literature anymore. So he visited three high schools over the course of one school year to see what was happening. He found both encouraging and discouraging truths. Adult nonfiction. 2015.
3. Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger
The finishing school isn't what Sophronia's mother wanted for her daughter. This finishing school teaches the girls how to finish---death, diversion, and espionage. Fun and quirky. YA fiction. 2013.
4. Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison
A picture book that highlights steps taken to integrate American schools. Full of archival photographs. Children's nonfiction. 2004.
5. God Went to Beauty School by Cynthia Rylant
God is curious about his creation so he goes out and experiences human things. These poems by Rylant make me smile. The book has been republished with a different title: God Got a Dog. Children's Poetry with crossover appeal for adults. 2003.
This book has been out for a while, but if you haven't read it, do! Adult/teen nonfiction. 2008
7. Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortensen, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way by John Krakauer
Debunks the books Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into Schools by Mortensen. It is very alarming how the lauded humanitarian lied to us all. Adult nonfiction. 2011.
8. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
OK. Not current at all but my kids, who are now adults, used to love this series. Middle grades fiction. 1978.
9. The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson
Sequel of a family favorite, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever about the Herdman family. Middle grade fiction. 1994.
It feels like I am missing something big. Oh well. Apparently I don't read many books with SCHOOL in the title.