books

A Geek in China

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For every fan of kung fu, steamed dumplings, Confucius, and giant skyscrapers, A Geek in China is a hip, smart and concise guide to the Middle Kingdom. 

Where the Wild Things Are: Family Travel London

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London may be an ever-expanding tangle of concrete and gleaming glass but it also harbours wildlife that goes beyond pigeons, park ducks, and increasingly brazen gangs of foxes. From roaming deer and leaping lemurs to wallabies and alpacas, there are surprising creatures in every corner of the capital. Yes, a diverse array of city farms – originated by the band of early 1970s pioneers who turned a disused Kentish Town timberyard into London’s first rural hideaway – are dotted all over the capital.

Maya Roads

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The rainforest often seems like it is another world - full of animals, plants, and cultures that are unfamiliar to us. Yet something about this area draws us to learn more about it. I've recently read an extraordinary book that documents one journalist's many years among the people of Central America, in the cradle of the Maya civilization.

Maya Roads, by Mary Jo McConahay. Author interview at Wandering Educators

Reading About Nova Scotia and Campobello

by pen4hire / Jun 24, 2017 /
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This summer, my sister and I took a road trip together around Nova Scotia. We were limited to six days, which was about twenty days less than we wanted to have, but we found this Canadian province to be packed with beautiful landscapes and seascapes, historic forts, M'ikmaq Indian lore, Scottish music, well preserved Victorian towns, small fishing villages and more lobster and scallops on our plates that even we who love our seafood could eat.

A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets

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Have you ever read a memoir that you couldn't put down? They are rare, but I've found one: A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets. Author Noah Lederman (we've shared his book, Traveling the Cambodian Genocide, here) delves into his family's past - both in the United States, and at different concentration camps and towns in Europe.

100 Things to Do in America Before You Die

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100 Things To Do In America Before You Die is a collection of uniquely American experiences. In it, you'll find...  

100 Things to Do in America Before You Die

One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World

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Travel can be hard – challenging at times, less than comfortable, and the stresses of dealing with unfamiliar cultures, people, and food. This can sometimes overwhelm the joys of travel – the wonder of the newly discovered, the kindness of people, the breathtaking scenery. Travel is as much about the journey within as the journey without. It’s about cultural adaptation, and changing worldviews, and intercultural growth. And, it’s about being open to learning, trying new things, understanding difference. 

A Unique Look at Paris

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I have the (the!!!) most beautiful book sitting on my desk. It’s about Paris (naturally), and is a completely new look at an ancient, much photographed city – through its bridges, glowing, at night.

The Glow of Paris: The Bridges of Paris at Night. Photographer Gary Zuercher.

Global Perspectives: Professional Learning Communities in International Schools

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Community building must become the heart of any school improvement.
~Thomas Sergiovanni

Revolutionary Ride: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran

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Note: Revolutionary Ride is Lois Pryce's third book, about her travels in Iran.

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