Looking For Your Next Read? Here's What Clinton School Students Recommend

Sep 12, 2017

Students from the Clinton School Class of 2019 have compiled a list of books they recommend. More than half of the book recommendations from the Class of 2019 are nonfiction. Nearly a third were written by women.

The books range in date from Meno, written by Plato in the third century B.C., to Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, released in November 2016.

Recommended Reading From The Class of 2019

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Salina Adolph

Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes
Katie Barnes

When and Where I Enter
by Paula Giddings
Ganelle Blake

Narcissus and Goldmund
by Hermann Hesse
Megan Burrow

Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer
Mark Cameron

Blue Highways: A Journey Into America
By William Least Heat Moon
Rachel Cole

A Pryor Commitment: The Autobiography of David Pryor
by David Pryor with Don Harrell
Nathan Davis
 
Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013
by Noam Chomsky
Joshua DeBruyn

1984
by George Orwell
Connor Donovan
 
Meditations
by Marcus Arelius
Dylan Edgell

Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
by Thomas L. Friedman
Connor Flocks
 
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
by Gregory Boyle
Marina Giannirakis

How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life
by Geoffrey Lewis, Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston
Starre Haas

Born A Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah
Nicole Hellthaler

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
by Elizabeth Kolbert
Mariella Hernandez

A Message to Garcia
by Elbert Hubbard
John Jackson

Alexander and Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Judith Viorst
Julie Joy

The Skin I’m In
by Sharon G. Flake
Nicole Kanu

Model Man: From Integrity to Legacy
by Larry Stockstill
Eric Kouadio

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, An Inquiry Into Values
by Robert Pirsig
Wes Manus

Fried Green Tomatoes at Whistle Stop Cafe
by Fanny Flag
Patrick McBride

Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality
by Anthony de Mello
Christine McCall

Holy Bible
New International Version
John Mensah

Tuesdays with Morrie
by Mitch Albom
Yaala Muller

Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
by Juan Gonzalez
Adriana Ongay

The Winner
by David Baldacci
Izehi Oriaghan

Warriors Don’t Cry
by Melba Pattillo Beals
Tiffany Phillips-Peters

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
by J.D. Vance
Wesley Prewitt

Walk Across America
by Peter Jenkins
Beth Quarles

A Fine Balance
by Rohinton Mistry
Kirby Richardson

Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It
by Shelly Tochluk
Mallory Rusch

The Last Lecture
by Randy Pausch
Madhav Shroff

The Chosen Place, The Timeless People
by Paule Marshall
Joseph Stepina

Meno
by Plato
Amy Stewart

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
by Richard Bach
Alex Stradal

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
by James Joyce
Sara Swisher

Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
by Christopher R. Browning
Allison Tschiemer

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Clay Turner

No Future Without Forgiveness
by Desmond Tutu
Nora Vinas

Dispatches From Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta
by Richard Grant
Rebecca Webber

The Worst Journey in the World
by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Brian Wegner

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement
by Angela Y. Davis
Marquisa Wince

One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Karen Zuccardi