We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy, a Very Oral History by Yael Kohen

“It’s better. But there is more journey ahead of us. The theory is that the rise of women in comedy parallels the rise of women in America. The same narrative applies to where society is when it comes to its treatment of women.”

Full Circle: From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again by Andrea Barber

“You see, Full House (ABC) was popular when I was a kid. The character Michelle and I were around the same age. On Tuesday nights,  I got to snuggle up with my dad to watch the Tanner family in all their crazy antics. So, it’s no surprise that Fuller House filled me with joy and nostalgia.”

Stamped from the Beginning: the Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

“However uncomfortable it is, the path to truth, reconciliation, and healing, learning about our history. We can’t eliminate racism, prejudice, discrimination, or injustice until we bravely look it in the face.”

NOW Classrooms Grades 9-12: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology by Meg Ormiston

“Sometimes it’s overwhelming. Sometimes you have no idea where to start. NOW Classrooms is an enjoyable place to start. The authors of this book — teachers themselves — understand this and write directly for teachers trying to meet the needs of their 21-century students in a holistic way.”

How Writing Shapes Thinking: A Study of Teaching and Learning by Judith A. Langer and Arthur N. Applebee

“Unfortunately, even thirty-five years after the research came out, it’s not typical to see students writing unless they are in English or social science class. Creating a school culture of writing still hasn’t caught fire. But it needs to.”

The Loud Minority: Why Protest Matters in American Democracy by Daniel Q. Gillion

“In the book, Gillion presents the research he found when he pursued the question, “How do protests impact American democracy?” He reviews not only the history of protests in the United States but also the data collected from his action research about protests and their various natures.”