We all need a healthy distraction from the stresses of school and work from time to time. Digging into a good book can be just the ticket to break from the daily grind and dip into something different. Last December during Exams, we asked students for some book suggestions and we got some awesome recommendations that we think you’ll really like too! Some highlights include:
The Boys of Dunbar: a story of love, hope, and basketball (Alejandro Danois). This biography will appeal to more than just the sports enthusiast. Check out this short video with the author who also produced the inspiring ESPN documentary Baltimore Boys.
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Renni Eddo-Lodge). Winner of the Best International Nonfiction of 2017 award. You can read the original blog post that inspired the author to write the book or watch this short video with the author.
Five Little Indians (Michelle Good). Canada’s #1 best selling book in 2021, winner of several prestigious awards and currently in the running for the Canada Reads Competition. Check out this short video with the author for an introduction to the book.
You can check out the full list of recommendations in our Student Picks Collection.