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Community reads

In summer 2010, ASL began the tradition of a community read. Every summer, all ASL employees engage in reading a text that supports the School's collective work. The summer of 2020 initiates a digital reader for the first time.

ASL Community Read 2020 site

Swing

Kwame Alexander
Summer 2019

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge
Summer 2018

A More Beautiful Question

Warren Berger
Teams had the option to select from one of eight texts connected to the school's MSA goals.
Writing and Investigation

Summer 2017

Creating Innovators

Tony Wagner
Teams had the option to select from one of eight texts connected to the school's MSA goals.
Writing and Investigation

Summer 2017

FutureWise

David Perkins
Teams had the option to select from one of eight texts connected to the school's MSA goals.
Written, Aligned Curriculum  

Summer 2017

The ABCs of How We Learn 

Daniel L. Schwartz, Jessica M. Tsang and Kristen P. Blair
Teams had the option to select from one of eight texts connected to the school's MSA goals.
Written, Aligned Curriculum 

Summer 2017

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Beverley Tatum
Teams had the option to select from one of eight texts connected to the school's MSA goals.
Cultural Competency

Summer 2017

Rethinking Sexism, Gender and Sexuality and Rethinking Multicultural Education by Rethinking Schools 

Teams had the option to select from one of eight texts connected to the school's MSA goals.
Cultural Competency

Summer 2017

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most 

Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen
Teams had the option to select from one of eight texts connected to the school's MSA goals.
Organizational Health

Summer 2017

The Happiness Advantage 

Shawn Achor
Teams had the option to select from one of eight texts connected to the school's MSA goals.
Organizational Health

Summer 2017

The Life of a Banana

PP Wong
People could select from one of three young adult YA novels, all set in the United Kingdom.
Summer 2016 

The Art of Being Normal 

Lisa Williamson
People could select from one of three young adult YA novels, all set in the United Kingdom.
Summer 2016

Red Leaves

Sita Brahamachari
People could select from one of three young adult YA novels, all set in the United Kingdom.
Summer 2016

Whistling Vivaldi 

Claude M. Steele 
Summer 2015

Mindset

Carol Dweck
Summer 2014    

How Children Succeed

Paul Tough
Summer 2014

A Thousand Splendid Suns 

Khaled Hosseini
Summer 2013

A Lesson Before Dying

Ernest Gaines
Summer 2013

Wonder

R.J Palacio
Summer 2013

Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning

Mike Schmoker
Summer 2012

How Good People Make Tough Choices

Rushworth M. Kidder
Summer 2012

Zeitoun

Dave Eggers
People were able to select from one of three novels.
Summer 2011

Unaccustomed Earth

Jhumpa Lahiri
People were able to select from one of three novels.
Summer 2011

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie
People were able to select from one of three novels.
Summer 2011

Brain Rules

John Medina
Summer 2010