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Must Reads

Once in a while there is a book good enough that you want all of  your friends and followers to know about it.  Here is an on going collection of books or articles we need to read or re-read.  Most of  the books I read have an CCK element or a family focus. Enjoy!

Self- Compassion by Kristin Neff

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Best book of the year 2013! spanning thee continents set in today’s globalized world – a great novel.

Global Mom by Melissa Dalton Bradford, 8 countries, 16 addresses and five languages, one family

Magic Trees of the Mind: How to nurture your child’s intelligence, creativity and healthy emotions from Birth through Adolescence by Marian Diamond and Janet Hopson

When my worries get too big! A relaxation book for child who live with anxiety by Kari Dunn Buron

Double-dip feelings: stories to help children understand emotions by Barbara S. Cain

Teenage as a Second Language: A Parent’s Guide to Becoming Bilingual by Greenberg Barbara R, Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder

Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler by Margery Cuyler Sachiko Yoshikawa

Words are not for Hurting by Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

A Portable Identity: A woman’s guide to maintaining a sense of self while moving overseas, Revised Edition by Debra R. Bryson, Charise M. Hoge

The Global Nomad’s Guide to Univeristy Transition  by Tina L. Quick

Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel by Garth Stein

Third Culture Kids by David C. Pollock & Ruth Van Reken

Global Soul by Pico Iyer

Fried Eggs with Chopsticks by Polly Evans

Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger

Unrooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing up Global by Faith Eidse & Nina Sichel

The Expat Expert by Melissa Brayer Hess & Patricia Linderman

A Moving Landscape by Jo Parfitt

Home Keeps Moving by Heidi Sand-Hart

Female Nomad and Friends by Rita Golden Gelman

Don’t forget to read these!

Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the 21st Century/Howard Gardner

The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach/Howard Gardner

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success/Carol S. Dweck

Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning /Deborah Stipek Ph.D. and Kathy Seal

Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole/ B. R. Barber

An Aristocracy of Everyone: The Politics of Education and the Future of America /Benjamin R. Barber

Love is Never Enough/Aaron Beck

Developing Talent in Young People/ B. Bloom

Schools Where Everyone Belongs/ Stan Davis

The Mismeasure of Man/ Stephen Gould

How Children Fail/ John Holt

Teaching Genius/ Barbara Sand

Learned Optimism/ Martin Seligman

Is it You or is it Me? /Scott Wetzler

When my worries get too big! A relaxation book for children /Kari Dunn Buron

Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child by Julia Simens (This is not one that I have read but I have lived!)

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