Reading List


Week 1

“The Making of a Writer: Listening in the Dark” Eurdora Welty

“The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me”

Chapter from 50 Essays A Portable Anthology (in library)


Week 2

“Learning to Read” Frederick Douglas, Chapters 6 & 7

 “A Homemade Education” Malcolm X

Chapter from The Autobiography of Malcolm X (in library)


Week 3

Dweck TedTalk

Duckworth TedTalk

John Wooden TedTalk


Week 4

“Teaching Kids 'Grit' Is All the Rage. Here's What's Wrong with It.”


“Carol Dweck Revisits the Growth Mindset”


Week 5

“Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin

Chapter from Going to Meet the Man (in library)

“The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich

Chapter from Love Medicine (in library)


Week 6

“Year’s End” by Jhumpa Lahiri

“Midnight in Dostoevesky” by Don DeLillo


Week 8

“The Humiliating Practice of Sex-Testing Female Athletes”

“Is it Fair for Caster Semenya to Compete Against Women at the Rio Olympics?”


Week 9

“The Sensitive Question of Intersex Athletes”

“Hyperandrogenism and Women vs Women vs Men in Sport: A Q&A with Joanna Harper”


Week 10

"As California Water Use Rises, Some Ask: Were Limits Eased Too Soon?"