Books by SXSW EDU Authors to Seek Out for Inspiration & Connection

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We hope that you are able to find some time to indulge in a good read this week, whether it is with coffee in place of your morning commute or after you put the kids to bed. Why? Because during a time that can feel incredibly isolating, books are a vehicle for connection with the community.

Here’s a look at the authors that were scheduled to speak and hold a book signing at SXSW EDU this year. Through their work, these writers share their knowledge and challenge us to think critically about the future of learning. There’s a book on this list for every type of reader and we are excited to share this roster with you!

We encourage you to join us in supporting local businesses. We’ve included links to learn more about these books and order through our longtime SXSW EDU Bookstore partner, BookPeople – the largest independent bookstore in Texas. You can also visit your local independent bookseller’s website to learn how they are adjusting their buying options to support readers during this time.

Don’t stop at the epilogue though! Share your reactions and start a conversation with others in the SXSW EDU community on social media. We will be using the hashtag #SXSWEDUbooks on Twitter to follow the conversations.

Define Your WHY: Own Your Story So You Can Learn and Live on Purpose
by Barbara Bray

I am Jim Henson
by Chris Eliopoulos

Everything Sad Is Untrue (A True Story) – Available August 25, 2020
by Daniel Nayeri

Elatsoe – Available August 25, 2020
by Darcie Little Badger

The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas – Available September 8, 2020
by David Bowles

Decolonizing Wealth
by Edgar Villanueva

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls volumes 1 & 2
by Elena Favilli

Leaving to Learn: How Out-of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates
by Elliot Washor

How to Raise Successful People
by Esther Wojcicki

Being All of Me: A Handbook for Teachers and Parents of Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Transracially Adopted Children
by Farzana Nayani

Mindful Classrooms: Daily 5-Minute Practices to Support Social-Emotional Learning
by James Butler

Youth Culture Power: A #HipHopEd Guide to Building Teacher-Student Relationships and Increasing Student Engagement
by Jason Rawls

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning
by Jason Reynolds

Think on Your Feet: Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Impromptu Communication Skills on the Job
by Jen Brown

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
by Jennifer Eberhardt

The Gift of Failure
by Jessica Lahey

The Rebel Entrepreneur: Rewriting the Business Rulebook
by Jonathan Moules

Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage
by Laura Huang

SHOUT
by Laurie Halse Anderson

Designed to Learn: Using Design Thinking to Bring Purpose and Passion to the Classroom
by Lindsay Portnoy

Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life
by Michael B. Horn and Bob Moesta

Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field
by Nicki Washington

The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us
by Paul Tough

Kingdom Beyond
by Sayantani Dasgupta

Think Like Socrates: Using Questions to Invite Wonder and Empathy Into the Classroom
by Shanna Peeples

Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change
by Shawn Rubin

You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education
by Sir Ken Robinson

What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America
by Ted Dintersmith

Sparks in the Dark: Lessons, Ideas and Strategies to Illuminate the Reading and Writing Lives in All of Us
by Todd Nesloney

Life is Short, Don’t Wait to Dance
by Valorie Kondos Field

Anna’s Test
by Whitney Hollins

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