This month, we’ve got a few book recommendations that we hope will benefit both you and the students in your life.
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics – Daniel James Brown (Penguin Books, 2016; nonfiction) is a fantastic true-story account of a gritty group of young men who shocked the world by defeating the most elite rowing teams, including the German team, to win gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. A solid read showcasing the value of grit and determination leading to the pinnacle of success.
How to Be a High School Superstar: A Revolutionary Plan to Get Into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out) – Cal Newport (Three Rivers Press, 2010; nonfiction) We’re big fans of Cal Newport’s books, including Deep Work and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, which are useful aids to professionals who seek excellence in their work. Cal’s book for high school students takes many of the same principles he teaches to professionals and applies them to the high school student. A helpful and enlightening read for parents and students alike.
For a taste of Cal Newport, check out his Study Hacks Blog.
Check out our August book recommendations here.