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Superintendent of Schools → Reading List (Books)

Dr. Starr’s Summer Reading List


Books alphabetized by author.

Education and the Cult of Efficiency

Author:Raymond Callahan    Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 1962

The Death and Life of the Great American School System

Author:Diane Ravitch    Publisher: Basic Books, 2010

Other People’s Children—Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

Author:Lisa Delpit    Publisher: The New Press, 1995

We Make the Road by Walking—Conversations on Education and Social Change

Author: Myles Horton and Paulo Freire     Publisher: Temple University Press, 1990

The Flat World and Education—How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future

Author: Linda Darling-Hammond     Publisher: Teachers College Press, 2010

The Art of War

Author: Sun Tzu    Publisher: Shambhala, 1988

Leadership and the New Science—Discovering Order in a Chaotic World

Author: Margaret J. Wheatley    Publisher: Berrett-Koehler, 2006

Turning to One Another—Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future

Author: Margaret J. Wheatley     Publisher: Berrett-Koehler, 2009

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Author: Daniel Kahneman    Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011

Previously Recommended Books

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change

Author: William Bridges    Publisher: De Capo, 2009

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap—and Others Don't

Author: James C. Collins    Publisher: Random House Business, 2001

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Author: Carol S. Dweck    Publisher: Ballantine, 2008

Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable ... About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

Author: Patrick Lencioni    Publisher: Jossey-Bass, 2004

Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

Author: Daniel H. Pink    Publisher: Riverhead, 2009

Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming Our Schools

Author: Tony Wagner    Publisher: Jossey-Bass, 2006

The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—and What We Can Do About It

Author: Tony Wagner    Publisher: Perseus, 2008