Books Written About Education by Teenagers

What do the following three books have in common?  They all address some aspect of education or learning.  They were also written by teenagers.

One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School  by Nikhil Goyal  – This 17-year old has amazing insight into the challenges and limitations of the current education system in the United States. Of course his access to certain minds doesn’t hurt.  Wait until you see the list of people that he interviewed as part of his research for this book.

Truancy by Isamu Fukui – a dystopian novel about education, written by a 15-year old.

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex & Brett Harris – This book is a call for teens to step up their game, but the words work on a 40-year old man as well.  One of the most inspiring parts of the book is discovering how much these two authors practice what they preach.

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About Bernard Bull

Dr. Bernard Bull is a President of Goddard College, author, podcast host, and blogger. Some of his books include Missional Moonshots: Insights and Inspiration for Educational Innovation, What Really Matters: Ten Critical Issues in Contemporary Education, and Adventures in Self-Directed Learning. He is passionate about futures in education; leaner agency, educational innovation, and social entrepreneurship in education.