GREAT READS FOR GROWNUPS
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EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng
A girl goes missing in a quiet Ohio town in 1977, and although we know from the first page that she will be found dead in the lake, we don't know why. Her Chinese-American family history tells the story; Lydia is trying to fulfill the dreams her parents never realized, while she struggles with not fitting in amongst her peers. Secrets will come between mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives, going back generations. A historical family thriller you won't be able to put down.
DAVID AND GOLIATH by Malcolm Gladwell
Gladwell never fails to provoke thought and turn widely-held beliefs on their heads; here, he challenges us with the idea that disadvantages can be strengths. Can larger class sizes be better for students than small? Can attending a mediocre college be better for a student than graduating from an Ivy League institution? Can traumatic events in childhood be an advantage in life? This book is a discussion-starter, for certain.
THE BOY WHO PLAYED WITH FUSION by Tom Clynes
Clynes introduces us to Taylor Wilson, a kid who grew up in an average household, attending public school, and built his own nuclear fusion reactor at age 14. Clearly a gifted young man, Wilson had support that separated him from other equally talented children who were similarly inclined, but with much more dangerous results. How does "gifted education" shortchange so many students like Wilson, and what can we do about it?