By: Maxwell King
Narrated by: LeVar Burton
Length: 14 hours 7 minutes
Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions... Read more »Learn more
By: Fredrik deBoer
Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins
Length: 8 hours 1 minute
Leftist firebrand Fredrik deBoer exposes the lie at the heart of our educational system and demands top-to-bottom reform.
Everyone agrees that education is the key to creating a more just and equal world, and that our schools are broken and failing. Proposed reforms variously target incompetent teachers, corrupt union practices, or outdated... Read more »
By: bell hooks
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 7 hours 28 minutes
"In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks–writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual–writes about a new kind of education, educations as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to “transgress” against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher’s most important goal.
Bell hooks... Read more »
By: Leah Price
Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
Length: 5 hours 35 minutes
Reports of the death of reading are greatly exaggerated Do you worry that you've lost patience for anything longer than a tweet? If so, you're not alone. Digital-age pundits warn that as our appetite for books dwindles, so too do the virtues in which printed, bound objects once trained us: the willpower to focus on a sustained argument, the... Read more »Learn more
By: Elena Aguilar
Narrated by: Joana Garcia
Length: 15 hours 58 minutes
If we hope to interrupt educational inequities and create schools in which every child thrives, we must open our hearts to purposeful conversation and hone our skills to make those conversations effective. With characteristic honesty and wisdom, Elena Aguilar inspires us to commit to transforming our classrooms, lays bare the hidden obstacles to... Read more »Learn more
By: Bettina L. Love
Narrated by: Misty Monroe
Length: 7 hours 48 minutes
Winner of the 2020 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award
Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists.
Drawing on her life’s work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love... Read more »
By: Gabor Maté, M. D
Narrated by: Barry Abrams
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has quickly become a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Gabor Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in both the cause of and cure for this condition. In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of... Read more »Learn more
By: Ross W. Greene
Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
Length: 7 hours 54 minutes
Renowned child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence.
Parents have an important task: figure out who their child is—his or her skills, preferences, beliefs, values,... Read more »
By: William Deresiewicz
Narrated by: Mel Foster
Length: 8 hours 34 minutes
As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively, and how to find a sense of purpose. Excellent Sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with... Read more »Learn more
By: Tony Wagner
Narrated by: Tony Wagner
Length: 9 hours 39 minutes
“A page turner. With candor and clarity, Tony Wagner tells the story of his remarkable life and, in so doing, tells the story of our education system.”
—Angela Duckworth, Founder and CEO, Character Lab, and New York Times bestselling author of Grit
One of the world's top experts on education delivers an uplifting memoir on his own personal... Read more »
By: Jason L. Riley
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 5 hours 41 minutes
Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries?
In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they price... Read more »Learn more
By: Lenora Chu
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 11 hours 29 minutes
In the spirit of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Bringing up Bébé, and The Smartest Kids in the World, a hard-hitting exploration of China’s widely acclaimed yet insular education system—held up as a model of academic and behavioral excellence—that raises important questions for the future of American parenting and education.
When students in... Read more »Learn more
By: Lisa Dunnigan & Tosha Wright
Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
Length: 4 hours 21 minutes
Find out how you can use your talents as an educator to make extra money on the side. In this helpful book, top education Instagram influencers share their secrets to success with selling lesson plans, handouts, and more, all while maintaining careers as teachers and school leaders. You'll hear from experts such as Jen Jones from Hello Literacy... Read more »Learn more
By: Marc Brackett, Ph.D.
Narrated by: Marc Brackett, Ph.D.
Length: 7 hours 55 minutes
This program is read by the author.
The mental wellbeing of our children is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why. And he knows what we can do.
"We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children."
Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale... Read more »Learn more
By: Angela Duckworth
Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
Length: 9 hours 22 minutes
In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).
The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela... Read more »
By: Ron Lieber
Narrated by: Ron Lieber
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes
In the spirit of Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman’s Nurture Shock, New York Times “Your Money” columnist Ron Lieber delivers a taboo-shattering manifesto that explains how talking openly to children about money can help parents raise modest, patient, grounded young adults who are financially wise... Read more »Learn more
By: Paulo Freire, Myra Bergman Ramos, Donaldo Macedo & Ira Shor
Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
Length: 7 hours 41 minutes
First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and... Read more »Learn more
By: Debby Irving
Narrated by: Debby Irving
Length: 9 hours 23 minutes
Debby Irving is an emerging voice in the national racial justice community. Combining her organization development skills, classroom teaching experience, and understanding of systemic racism, Irving educates and consults with individuals and organizations seeking to create racial equity at both the personal and institutional level.
Irving grew up... Read more »
By: Zaretta Hammond
Narrated by: Alita Bruce
Length: 7 hours 25 minutes
A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction
To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation—until now.
In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on... Read more »Learn more
By: William Stixrud, PhD & Ned Johnson
Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
Length: 11 hours 35 minutes
“Instead of trusting kids with choices . . . many parents insist on micromanaging everything from homework to friendships. For these parents, Stixrud and Johnson have a simple message: Stop.” —NPR
“This humane, thoughtful book turns the latest brain science into valuable practical advice for parents.” —Paul Tough, New York Times bestselling... Read more »
By: Juda Bennett & Winnifred Brown-Glaude
Narrated by: Daniel Henning & Bahni Turpin
Length: 7 hours 7 minutes
In this startling group memoir, four friends—black and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American-born—use Toni Morrison’s novels as a springboard for intimate and revealing conversations about the problems of everyday racism and living whole in times of uncertainty. Tackling everything from first love and Soul Train to police brutality and... Read more »Learn more
By: Ariel Burger
Narrated by: Jason Culp
Length: 8 hours 1 minute
In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, a devoted protege and friend of one of the world's great thinkers takes us into the sacred space of the classroom, showing Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel not only as an extraordinary human being, but as a master teacher.
The world remembers Elie Wiesel-Nobel laureate, activist,... Read more »Learn more
By: Michelle Kuo
Narrated by: Michelle Kuo
Length: 8 hours 28 minutes
Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize • “In all of the literature addressing education, race, poverty, and criminal justice, there has been nothing quite like Reading with Patrick.”—The Atlantic
A memoir of the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta
... Read more »
By: Elizabeth Green
Narrated by: Karen Saltus
Length: 10 hours 46 minutes
We’ve all had great teachers who opened new worlds, maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great? Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more? Building a... Read more »Learn more