What We’re Reading, Summer 2011. Dean’s Edition, Part 2

This post was part of a series for Summer 2011 and some information may be outdated. Questions? Please reach out to us online or at the Information Desk.

Dean Shane Martin’s Summer Reading

Shane Martin, dean of School of Education, is the second dean to share his impressive summer reading list with us.  It is not surprising to see that most are related to education in the United States.  It’s a fascinating list!  Once again, we have linked to the records in LINUS, the library’s online catalog.  Many of them are checked out right now, but they are also available through LINK+.  Three of these books are also available electronically; we have added the links to those records.

What are you reading this summer?  It’s not too late to send me your summer reading lists or recommendations. I would be happy to share them with the LMU community via the Library News Blog.  And don’t be afraid to send me lighter reading fare.  Me?  I’ve been reading mysteries and ghost stories…

Kristine Brancolini, Dean of the Library


Gregory Boyle. Tattoos on the heart: the power of boundless compassion. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2010.

Steven Farr. Teaching as leadership: The highly effective teacher’s guide to closing the achievement gap. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.  Also available electronically; click here.

Shawn Ginwright, Pedro Noguera, & Julio Cammarota. (Eds.).  Beyond resistance! Youth activism and community change: New democratic possibilities for practice and policy for America’s youth.  New York, NY: Routledge, 2006.

Norma Gonzalez, Luis Moll, & Cathy Amanti. (Eds.)  Funds of knowledge: Theorizing practices in households, communities, and classrooms. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005.

John I. Goodlad & Timothy J. McMannon. (Eds.). The public purpose of education and schooling. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997.

Terese C. Jimenez & Victoria L. Graf. (Eds.). Education for all: Critical issues in the education of children and youth with disabilities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Katherine Merseth, K., et al. Inside urban charter schools: Promising practices and strategies in five high-performing schools. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2009.

Pedro A. Noguera. The trouble with Black boys: And other reflections on race, equity, and the future of public education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.  Also available electronically; click here.

Pedro A Noguera & Joan Yonemura Wing. Unfinished business: Closing the racial achievement gap in our schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006.

Diane Ravitch. The death and life of the great American school system: How testing and choice are undermining education. NY: Basic Books, 2010.

Ron Zimmer, et al. Charter schools in eight states: Effects on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation 2009.   Also available electronically; click here.