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The Educational Journey

We recommend these books for their fresh perspectives on the educational journey:

In A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function ImpairmentsYale professor Thomas E. Brown shares the latest research on ADHD and concretely illustrates the impact of executive functioning on people’s lives. Brown poses that executive functioning—which affects the brain’s ability to self-regulate—is unconscious, and explains the implications of this for diagnosing and defining ADHD.

NPR’s September selection for the Backseat Book Club is the middle grade novel Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. This New York Times bestseller is about a 10-year-old boy with jarring facial anomalies who heads to public school for the first time, after being previously homeschooled. The book has sparked a nationwide movement, becoming a common school choice for group reading and discussion by students and faculty.