Books that Shape a President

If we need any more inspiration for following in the footsteps of President Obama, we have no further to look than the books he reads. Educators of many stripes have long believed that there is power in reading–we explore new worlds, new paradigms, new situations, and new challenges and solutions to past / present / future problems and issues. What better way to do this than a new read for the New Year?

The NY Times recently had a story that listed some of the books that informed the President. Taking a queue from there, I went to one of the local independent bookstores, Three Lives and Company, and picked up one of the texts I have not yet read, Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon.

Song of Solomon
Imagine the possibilities if we all read more texts of substance?