Lifelong learners will enjoy Donna Orem's summer reading recommendations. As President of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Orem recommends books that take you out of your comfort zone and give the gift of a new perspective. 

Summer Reflection: Books to Spur New Perspectives

By Donna Orem, NAIS President

Ah summer, just around the corner. As we close out the school year and reflect on the events behind us and plan for those ahead, we pause to catch our breath and renew. Taking time to get out of one’s comfort zone through reading can be a great way to prep for the year ahead and to look at challenges with a new perspective. I am suggesting three very different books that may inspire and provoke some interesting conversations in the months ahead...I hope you can curl up in a hammock or beach chair, and enjoy! Continue Read Donna Orem's Summer Reflection Blog Post

Donna Orem's three mind-stretching book recommendations:

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 For more summer suggestions:  5 Things to Make You Smarter this Summer.


St. Luke’s is a private, secular (non-religious) independent school in New Canaan, CT serving grades 5-12. St. Luke’s mission: An exceptional education that inspires a deep love of learning, a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve, and the confidence to lead. 


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