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  • 1.  Summer Reading

    Posted 11-07-2022 09:46 PM
    Edited by Suzanne Rajkumar 13-07-2022 05:08 PM
    Hi Everyone, how are you? If it's summer in your part of the world, what are you reading? Can you share the title and any insights thus far in your reading journey?

    Hopefully we can inspire some new "Must Read" content.

    Me I am currently reading Dr. Brene Brown's Atlas of the Heart and still looking for some good fiction.

    Please share your recommendations in the thread.

    Looking forward to your contribution,
    Suzanne

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    Suzanne Rajkumar Action Tesol Caribbean
    Asst. Local Coordinator
    Corporate Bilingual Consultancy
    Honduras
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  • 2.  RE: Summer Reading

    Posted 13-07-2022 12:48 PM

    I'm just finishing Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. It's suspenseful! A big film adaptation has just come out and I've committed to finishing the book first. 


    Also, after years of deliberately avoiding literature written about New Orleans' 2005 Hurricane Katrina, I finally dug into Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. I thought it was excellent. It certainly does not reflect well on FEMA, federal or state disaster /emergency relief preparedness, nor should it. 

    Old news, but if you haven't read Born a Crime yet, listen to it narrated by Trevor Noah himself. Incredibly informative, to me, about apartheid South Africa and Noah brings code switching, many African languages and accents to life. He also worships his late mother, which is a gift. 



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    Jane Oatts
    ENL Teacher & Academic Support Coach
    Junior & Senior High School
    Southern Westchester & Rockland County, NY
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  • 3.  RE: Summer Reading

    Posted 13-07-2022 04:33 PM
    Edited by Suzanne Rajkumar 13-07-2022 05:22 PM
    Thank you for sharing Jane, your reads sound very interesting. I must agree Born a Crime is truly a MUST-READ. I am a fan of how Trevor Noah uses the English Language to make hard conversations accessible to all.

    This year I went down a reading rabbit-hole with Dr. Brene Brown and wud also def recommend The Gifts of Imperfection. I find her work truly meaningful and transformational.

    Dear colleagues plz. continue to share your recommendations for Summer Reads. Maybe we can grow a Must-Read Book list Challenge for what's left of 2022.

    Books so far are (do add to the list):

    1. Atlas of the Heart by Dr. Brenè Brown
    2. Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    3. Zeitoun By Dave Eggers
    4. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
    5. The Gift of Imperfections by Dr. Brene Brown


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    Suzanne Rajkumar Action Tesol Caribbean
    Asst. Local Coordinator
    Corporate Bilingual Consultancy
    Honduras
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  • 4.  RE: Summer Reading

    Posted 13-07-2022 04:38 PM
    Hello Suzanne,

    Regarding your request for people to share their "Summer Reading" selections. Please keep in mind this forum goes across the globe...only people in the northern hemisphere are on summer break. Our friends in Asia (Korea, China, parts of Africa and possibly India, but I don't know) are in the middle of the school year. Their "summer break" is generally December, January and February. So many of our peers are deep into work right now!

    Regards,
    Allison

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    Allison Widmann, MSW, MPP, Certified TESOL
    ESL Teacher
    Language and Literacy, LLC
    United States
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  • 5.  RE: Summer Reading

    Posted 13-07-2022 05:04 PM
    Edited by Suzanne Rajkumar 13-07-2022 05:10 PM
    Thank you for the note, I will adjust accordingly.

    Best regards,
    Suzanne

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    Suzanne Rajkumar Action Tesol Caribbean
    Asst. Local Coordinator
    Corporate Bilingual Consultancy
    Honduras
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