What are teachers reading?

Ms. Breed enjoys her latest book.

Ms. Breed

Ms. Breed enjoys a book with her dog Avery by her side and a virtual fireplace displayed on her television.

Spending extra time at home due to Covid-19 can be boring, but many have taken the opportunity to read. Sometimes, picking up a good book is the best way to pass the time. This year, Mrs. Breed started putting the cover picture of the book she was reading on her classroom door, and other teachers have quickly started posting what each of them have been reading on their own doors. I have compiled a list of what a few teachers have been reading here: 

Images of the books that teachers are reading have been hung in the high school library windows.
Images of the books that teachers are currently reading have been hung in the library windows. (Serena Khalifeh)

Mrs. Krol is currently reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This book is about a Hollywood movie icon named Evelyn Hugo as she chooses small magazine reporter Monique Grant to write a story about her life. As the interview continues, they realize that both of their lives intersect in irreversible ways. 

Ms. Hammond is reading Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. In the beginning of the book, Joseph (Jojo) is trying to learn what it means to be a man by his grandfather, Pop. Throughout this piece of literature, there are themes of dynamic family relationships and racial tensions. 

Mr. Worm is reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. This nonfiction book is about the entire history of the human races. Harari answers questions about how history has affected our society and how it will continue to affect humans centuries in the future. 

Ms. Halloran is reading The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater. As stated in the title, this book is about two teenagers, Richard and Sasha, who met on a bus, but were from two completely different worlds. One day, a single incident left Sasha severely burned and Richard facing life imprisonment, which attracted international attention. 

Frau Stewart is reading The Invisible Life of Addie Larue By V.E. Schwab. This fantasy book takes place in France where a young woman is cursed to be forgotten by everyone in return for immortality and goes to great lengths to leave an impact. That is, until one day she meets a man in a bookstore who remembers her name.

Ms. Breed enjoys her latest book sitting with her dog Avery and a fireplace image displayed on her television.
Serena Khalifeh

Check out these great books that FM teachers are reading! More are available in the window of the high school library and some classroom doors. Don’t be afraid to pick up a book, especially a genre you haven’t read yet.