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Summer Reading List for Teachers

The top 20 books—

novels, essays, thought provoking, motivational, and teaching—

according to the Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM.


American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Stephen King

“This book is not simply the great American novel; it’s the great novel of las Americas. It’s the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful.”
—Sandra Cisneros

Magic Hour: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345522184
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 21st, 2010

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home.

City of Thieves: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780452295292
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2009

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime.

The Giver of Stars: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593152263
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Published: Random House Large Print - October 22nd, 2019



USA Today's top 100 books to read while stuck at home social distancing

One Day in December: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525574682
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 16th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

“Get ready to be swept up in a whirlwind romance. It absolutely charmed me.”—Reese Witherspoon

The Light We Lost Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735212763
Availability: Backordered
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 6th, 2018

The New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick

"This love story between Lucy & Gabe spans decades and continents as two star-crossed lovers try to return to each other...Will they ever meet again? This book kept me up at night, turning the pages to find out, and the ending did not disappoint."--Reese Witherspoon

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One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder Cover Image
By David James Duncan (Introduction by), Brian Doyle
ISBN: 9780316492881
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Published: Back Bay Books - December 8th, 2020


A playful and moving book of essays by a "born storyteller" (Seattle Times) who invites us into the miraculous and transcendent moments of the everyday

Fear Is Not the Boss of You: How to Get Out of Your Head and Live the Life You Were Made for Cover Image
ISBN: 9780310359067
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Published: Zondervan - April 7th, 2020


The author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation reveals the strategies IDEO, the world-famous design firm, uses to foster innovative thinking throughout an organization and overcome the naysayers who stifle creativity.

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316478526
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 10th, 2019

A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Pres

Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Ambitious Women Cover Image
ISBN: 9781401955014
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Published: Hay House Inc. - April 7th, 2020

A practical and spiritual guide for working moms to learn how to have more by doing less.

Elastic: Unlocking Your Brain's Ability to Embrace Change Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101970164
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Published: Vintage - January 8th, 2019

The best-selling author of Subliminal and The Drunkard’s Walk teaches you how to tap into the hidden power of your brain.
Elastic is a book that will help you survive the whirlwind.”
—Daniel H. Pink, author of When and A Whole New Mind

The Infinite Game Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735213500
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Published: Portfolio - October 15th, 2019

From the New York Times bestselling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, a bold framework for leadership in today’s ever-changing world.

Everything Is Figureoutable Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525534990
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Published: Portfolio - September 10th, 2019


"This book will change lives."
--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

From the host of the award-winning MarieTV and The Marie Forleo Podcast, an indispensable handbook for becoming the creative force of your own life.

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) Cover Image
By Hal Elrod, Robert Kiyosaki (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780979019715
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Published: Hal Elrod - December 7th, 2012

"Hal Elrod is a genius and his book The Miracle Morning has been magical in my life. What Hal has done is taken the best practices, developed over centuries of human consciousness development, and condensed the 'best of the best' into a daily morning ritual. A ritual that is now part of my day."
-Robert Kiyosaki, bestselling author of Rich Dad Poor Dad

Vintage Innovation: Leveraging Retro Tools and Classic Ideas to Design Deeper Learning Experiences Cover Image
ISBN: 9781734172553
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Published: Blend Education - December 28th, 2019

Vintage Innovation redefines innovation not as "new and flashy" but as "better and different." It isn't a rejection of new approaches or cutting-edge technology so much as an embrace of the old and the new.It's the overlap of the "tried and true" and the "never tried." It's a mash-up of lo-fi tech and new tech. It's the idea of finding relevance by looking back and looking forward.

An Educator's Guide to Steam: Engaging Students Using Real-World Problems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807761380
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Published: Teachers College Press - March 29th, 2019

This practical book will help readers understand what STEAM is, how it differs from STEM, and how it can be used to engage students in K-8 classrooms.

The New Art and Science of Teaching: More Than Fifty New Instructional Strategies for Academic Success Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943874965
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Published: Solution Tree - February 17th, 2017

This title is a greatly expanded volume of the original Art and Science of Teaching, offering a competency-based education framework for substantive change based on Dr. Robert Marzano's 50 years of education research.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Cover Image
ISBN: 9781483308012
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Published: Corwin Publishers - December 1st, 2014

A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction
To close the achievement gap, diverse clas.

Arts Integration in Diverse K-5 Classrooms: Cultivating Literacy Skills and Conceptual Understanding (Language and Literacy) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807761571
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Published: Teachers College Press - July 12th, 2019

This practical resource emphasizes the special contribution that visual art, drama, music, and dance can make to student literacy and understanding of content area reading assignments.