What did educators in Friends schools read this summer and what are they reading now? Inquiring minds want to know!
Friends Council reached out to educators in Friends schools to ask and here’s just a glimpse of some of the books Quaker school educators are reading and why:
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics
and Religion by Jonathan Haidt.
"Its fascinating and has made me think
about every political ad or meme with a new perspective." Karen Carney, Head of School, Chicago Friends School.
Mothers of Feminism
by Margaret Hope Bacon.
"Inspired by my trip to 1652 George Fox /
Margaret Fell Country, I wanted to remind myself of the important role
that women have played in the Religious Society of Friends. Stories of
women who travel in the ministry and what that meant to their families.
Amazed by the physical hurdles faced by women in the 17th and 18th
centuries. We come from strong stock!!!"
Deborra Sines Pancoe, Associate Director, Friends Council on Education
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie. "It's a modern take on Antigone based on being Muslim in the current western world. Beautifully told."
Access the full list of summer and ongoing reads here