NEA Summer reading list 2023 for educators, check names of great summer read books & authors. Educators can read diverse books so that they can better understand their colleagues, students, and families they serve. The books mentioned here are only for educators and are not recommended for students.
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NEA Summer Reading List 2023
Stretch out on a beach (or in your backyard), slather on your sunscreen, and dive into these summer reading recommendations from NEA Today.
- Run, Rose, Run: A Novel by Dolly Parton and James Patterson
- Sula by Toni Morrison – This book follows two Black women who grew up together in an Ohio neighborhood called The Bottom.
- Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho – If you’re a White person who doesn’t know how to talk about Juneteenth or how to address more fundamental, but sometimes uncomfortable, topics around race and racism, check out Acho’s book
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo – This book explores why White people are so bad at talking about racism.
- Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maira Kobabe, about identifying outside the gender binary.
- All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson.
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – The dystopian novel that was turned into a 2018 blockbuster movie.
- Gimme Everything You Got by Iva-Marie Palmer – described as one part Judy Blume and one part Amy Schumer.
- Why Do I Have To Read This – Cris Tovani book about literacy.
- I Read it, But I Don’t Get It – Cris Tovani book about literacy.
- The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died But Teacher You Went Right On by Albert Cullum – to connect with students and make their lessons relevant and engaging.
- How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk (also useful for parents!) by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
Great summer reads for educators can be checked at NEA official website through the link – https://www.nea.org/advocating-for-change/new-from-nea/great-summer-reads-educators. While the NEA primarily focuses on education-related matters, such as advocating for teacher rights, supporting professional development, and promoting educational policies, they also recognize the importance of reading and literacy.
So, books in NEA Summer Reading List 2023 will make you forget about your work, make you understand about JUNETEENTH, gives you the freedom to read (even the banned books) and will make you a better educator.