Back-to-School Reads for All Ages
I have been going back to school for longer than I care to admit. First it was as student (that’s 18 years), then more as a student (add on 6+ years), and then as I raised a family I watched them go back to school (another 18+ years), and here I am back at school, except I am on the other side of the desk (add on 12+ years).
Going back to school creates mixed feelings, doesn’t it? It signifies the end of summer, yet it’s a new year. It’s finding old friends and making new ones. It’s reviewing old concepts while compiling new knowledge. It’s mix of the familiar and the unfamiliar. It’s a good thing authors know all about these feelings and have provided books to help anyone through the September Struggles.
Here is a list of suggested reads from Amazon.com as a means of coping with all those changes, expectations, and palpitations as we all head back to school. Even if you don’t have a child in school, school will always be a part of who we are as a culture and as a society. Learning doesn’t stop once you get that diploma in your hand!
So Happy Back to School. And if you are shining up that apple for the teacher I suggest saving it for your lunch and go for the Starbucks gift certificate. Better yet, Dove dark chocolate.