JSCC Honors Program announces summer reading recommendations

Jun 7th, 2022

The Jackson State Community College (JSCC) Honors Program has published it’s Summer Reading Recommendations list for students, faculty, and the general public to enjoy. This year’s list is comprised of book recommendations submitted by faculty across the JSCC system, resulting in a richly diverse collection to add to your summer reading. The Honors Program encourages all JSCC students and friends of the college to explore new ideas, experience new worlds, and challenge their own assumptions through the reading of any of the books on this list.

The 2022 summer reading recommendations are as follows:

  • Bewilderment by Richard Powers.
    • Recommended by Dr. Bob Raines, Psychology.
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk.
    • Recommended by Dr. Liz Mayo, English.
  • The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt.
    • Recommended by Prof. David Hart, English.
  • Down into This Land: Selected Poetry of Edgar Lee Masters. Edited by Ryan Guth.
    • Recommended by Dr. Andrew Kelley, English.
  • The Every by Dave Eggers.
    • Recommended by Prof. Scott Woods, Psychology.
  • How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems, 1975-2001by Joy Harjo.
    • Recommended by Dr. Ryan Guth, English. 
  • Humble Pi by Matt Parker
    • Recommended by Prof. Benjamin Lawrence, Engineering Systems Technology.
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
    • Recommended by Prof. Audra Fisher, Biology.
  • The Lost Estate (Les Grand Meaulnes)by Henri Alain-Fournier.
    • Recommended by Prof. Tammy Prater, History.
  • Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman.
    • Recommended by Dr. Anna Esquivel, English.
  • Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector.
    • Recommended by Dr. Mechel Camp, English.
  • The Premonition by Michael Lewis.
    • Recommended by Prof. Joseph Kappel, Chemistry.
  • The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.
    • Recommended by Prof. Candyce Sweet, English.
  • The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein.
    • Recommended by Prof. Nancy Hickey, Education.
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.
    • Recommended by Prof. Anthony Rafalowski, English.
  • World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.
    • Recommended by Prof. Jason Keeton, Biology.

To learn more about the JSCC Honors Program, go to https://tinyurl.com/JSCChonors and to check out these books and more, visit jscc.edu/library.

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