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What’s on Your Summer Reading List?

By June 9, 2020December 30th, 2021No Comments

Summer is here, and at Middle States that means it’s time to squeeze in some extra reading. Here are some of the titles our staff have on their summer book lists:

Jeremy Basescu, Manager of Volunteer Services
“Imperfect” by Jim Abbott and Tim Brown
If you’re missing baseball right now, this can bring you right back to the ballpark with an amazing story.

Sarah Berthely, International Schools Support Manager
“The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy” by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
A fascinating book. Although it’s very data-driven, there’s a lot of practical financial advice that can be taken from it.

Mary Burke Ed.D., Associate Vice President
“The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” by Wes Moore
This story is especially relevant today in light of the racial protests and fairness to people of color. It sheds light on the problem from a first-person perspective.

Audra Chin, Assistant Director, Accreditation Operations
“The Invisible Library” by Genevieve Cogman
Light and engaging for anyone that likes books with dragons and alternate universes.

Kelly Christian, Vice President for Operations
“The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah
Nothing like 11 weeks of stay-at-home orders when you live in a city to make you want to read a book about going off the grid in remote Alaska.

Leslie Green, Manager of Membership Information
“Becoming” by Michelle Obama

Thought-provoking and inspiring, this memoir reveals the real and uncut life of Michelle Obama. 

Shoshana Kohn, Communications Manager
“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
Expressive storytelling that connects our human lives with the wildness of nature.Lisa Marie McCauley, Ed.D., President
“Funny in Farsi” by Firoozeh Dumas
I have heard Firoozeh speak several times. Her ability to look at her experiences and keep so positive is inspirational.Glen Mort, Ed.D., Vice President of Accreditation
“Ride of a Lifetime” by Bob Igor, Disney CEO.
If you are a Disney fanatic like I am, you will love this easy read.Dan Rufo, Associate Vice President
“Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah
A comedic autobiography of the growing up of Trevor Noah in South Africa.

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