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Enjoying Winter Break With Some Great Books

Congratulations educator! You made it! This is the final push — just a few more days until your much-awaited winter break.

At the time of writing this article for you, we’re just about to log off of Zoom for a few weeks, rest, and reset. And of course — read!

You’re probably thrilled at the idea of an open schedule for a couple of weeks. You’ll likely not have to stare at a computer screen all day (unless you choose to), and hopefully, you’ll have some freedom to do the things you truly love. Hey, maybe you’ll even pick up a new hobby.

We always find the winter break to be a great time to catch up on reading. There are just so many great books out there, and during the school year, many of us are often inundated with everything else that it can be hard to find time to read.

For this reason, Dahlia and Vivian created short video clips recommending three books we LOVED — maybe you’ll enjoy them this winter break.

Here they are:

Dahlia’s recommendations


Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension, by Sara Ahmed
So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
Untamed, by Glennon Doyle


Vivian’s recommendations


The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
The Civically Engaged Classroom, by Mary Ehrenworth, Pablo Wolfe, and Marc Todd

Whenever you can, buy these books at local, independent bookstores.

If you read any of these or have some great recommendations of your own, reply and let us know. We’re always on the lookout for great books to cozy up with.

Happy reading and here’s to a restful break and a very happy new year!

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