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recommended reading

i have been a voracious reader since the age of seven, when i first fell in love with reading and writing. ever since i decided to apply to tfa in august of last year, i have translated my love of reading into a frenzy for reading books about education and teaching. i know that nothing will TRULY help me improve quite like experience will, but i’m certainly enjoying all i’m learning nonetheless. (:

here are some books that have strongly influenced me, the way i see the world, or my decision to join teach for america. i highly recommend each of them, whether or not you are interested in tfa:

white teeth by zadie smith

everything is illuminated by jonathan safran foer

the glass castle by jeannette walls

johnny got his gun by dalton trumbo

the working poor by david shipler

turning stones by marc parent

racist america and the white racial frame: centuries of racial framing and counter-framing by joe feagin

are prisons obsolete? by angela davis

teach like your hair’s on fire and there are no shortcuts by rafe esquith

one day, all children: the unlikely triumph of teach for america and what i learned along the way by wendy kopp

relentless pursuit: a year in the trenches with teach for america by donna foote

the children in room e4: american education on trial by susan eaton

teaching as leadership: the highly effective teacher’s guide to closing the achievement gap by steven farr, teach for america

the freedom writers diary: how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them by the freedom writers with erin gruwell

teaching hope: stories from the freedom writer teachers and erin gruwell foreword by anna quindlen

reading instruction for students who are at risk or have disabilities by william d. bursuck and mary damer

teach like a champion: 49 techniques that put students on the path to college by doug lemov

reading with meaning: teaching comprehension in the primary grades by debbie miller

classroom instruction that works with english language learners by jane d. hill and kathleen m. flynn

other people’s children: cultural conflict in the classroom by lisa delpit

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