Each summer, Greenhil faculty members pick a book as part of their professional development that is later discussed upon their return in August. Below is a list of the potential books that faculty members had the opportunity to read.
by Tara Westover
A memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University
So You Want to Talk About Race
by Ijeoma Oluo
This book guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking
by Susan Cain
Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. This book reshapes how we view introverts.
The Happiness Toolbox: 56 Practices to Find Happiness, Purpose & Productivity in Love, Work and Life
by Jonah Paquette
The inevitable quick pace, unexpected situations and amount of work both the staff and student body face in our school can be overwhelming. This is a book that that can pause our pace for a moment to take care of our mind and emotions. It can help us find moments of happiness to continue to grow, move forward and overcome challenges.
If Beale Street Could Talk
by James Baldwin
A tale of injustices in 1970's New York. Two young African American lovers, who believe in the American dream of marriage and family are wrongly dragged into criminal justice system, while their extended families suffer their own never-ending challenges while trying to help.
News of the World
by Paulette Jiles
It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world.
The Poet X
by Elizabeth Acevedo
A New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse by an award-winning slam poet, about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth.
by Jennifer Egan
With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan’s first historical novel follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men. Manhattan Beach is a deft, dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.