I believe story time is a critical part of a good school experience. Good stories help develop appropriate loves in young people that are hard to grow through direct instruction. Often, I am able to read books to my students (high school) that I wouldn’t be able to place in the school library. (I do some editing as I read.) I really enjoy reading Same Kind of Different as Me and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks to me students. Sometimes I time the reading of certain books with content material I am teaching. For instance, I read about Mrs. Lacks when I am teaching biology.
I’d like to see more of you make suggestions. What stories are must reads to help develop students who love God and have a desire to serve their neighbors? If there was only one book you could read to your students other than the Bible, what would it be? I would love to see thirty book ideas. Go!
PS – Make sure all your students hear Two Brothers, One Mission at some point.