Nonfiction

Eight Twenty-Eight by Ian and Larissa Murphy – The story of a couple whose lives were changes when Ian experienced a traumatic brain injury.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

Quiet by Susan Cain – Interesting book about introverts

Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

From Ashes to Africa by Josh and Amy Bottomly

The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson –In this book, Isaacson tells the story of his son who had autism. Isaacson and his wife were willing to do anything to help their son, even if it meant traveling across the world to visit shaman. Parts of this book were interesting, but I didn’t really enjoy it.

Holler if You Hear Me by Gregory Michie –This fantastic book includes true stories from Michie’s experiences teaching in Chicago. I read this book for my multicultural class and really enjoyed it! I think anyone would like this book, and I would especially recommend it to teachers or anyone working in a school/with youth.

Saving Levi by Lisa Misraje Bentley

Death be not Proud by John Gunther –In this book, Gunther tells the story of how his son died from a brain tumor. I didn’t really like this book because of the worldview presented in it and the misinterpretation of John Donne’s poem.

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin –In this book, Griffin tells how he dyed his skin black and discovered what it was like to be a black man in the mid 1900s. I really enjoyed reading this book!

Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s by Frederick Lewis Allen –I am not a huge history fan, but this book was amazing! Allen wrote it not long after the 1920s; he was able to write about many of the little details of life because he had lived through the ’20s. I think this was the best history book I’ve ever read!

Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage by Kay Bratt –I really enjoyed reading about Bratt’s experiences living in China and working in a Chinese Orphanage.

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