The Best Gifts for Book Lovers

Happy Holidays! The ASU+GSV Summit had 40 authors speak at the 2020 Summit including 15 New York Times Bestsellers and 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners. All of their videos are available. Watch Them Speak

Here are our picks for the Best Gifts for Book Lovers this season from award winning authors who spoke at the Summit.🌲📚

Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • Order Here

Winners Take All, by Anand Giridharadas

The New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite’s efforts to “change the world” preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. An essential read for understanding some of the egregious abuses of power that dominate today’s news • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Order Here

My American Journey, by Colin Powell

My American Journey is a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. General Powell’s passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, “the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers” inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Order Here

Grasp, by Sanjay Sarma

A look at the science of learning: how it works both in the mind and in the classroom, which teaching techniques are most effective, and how schools should use technology. This is an essential resource for teachers, anyone interested in cutting-edge research into learning, and parents considering the educational alternatives available to their children. Order Here

His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope, by Jon Meacham

An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present — from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America and Presidential Historian Jon Meacham • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Order Here

My Life on The Road, By Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem — writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world — now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change. She reveals the story of her own growth in tandem with the growth of an ongoing movement for equality. Order Here

Late Bloomers, By Rich Karlgaard

We live in a society where kids and parents are obsessed with early achievement, from getting perfect scores on SATs to getting into Ivy League colleges to landing an amazing job at Google or Facebook. Based on years of research, personal experience, interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, and countless people at different stages of their careers, Late Bloomers reveals how and when we achieve our full potential. Order Here

What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell

What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century? Malcolm Gladwell focuses on “minor geniuses” and idiosyncratic behavior to illuminate the ways all of us organize experience in this delightful collection of writings from The New Yorker. Order Here

How to Raise Successful People, by Esther Wojcicki

The Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of a Super Family (mom to the CEO of YouTube, anthropologist, and CEO of 23 & Me) shares her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness: TRICK. Order Here

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