Recently in a questionnaire, each candidate was asked what the last 3 books they read. I thought this was a great question. Something so simple, yet so powerful. The last three books I read was:
When I decided and declared that I was running for school board earlier this year, one of the first things I did was to go back to the books by Gloria Ladson-Billings. She pioneered Cultural Relevant Pedagogy, and is a woman I admire. I wanted to know what academia had to say about the best ways to help children of color reach their full potential. The information I learned was invaluable.
My great-grandmother (born approx. 1906) had a garden where she grew many herbs and roots to make many herbal remedies. I never got to meet my great-grandmother, but my grandmother Sadie Pearson, told me all about it. I was curious about the herbs and flowers she grew that matched with my grandmother's stories of cod liver oil and yellow dock root. So I purchased "Working the Roots" and have learned a lot of how many herbs and roots can boost immune systems. It is especially relevant in these difficult times as we deal with COVID -19.