Okay, all kidding aside, I would like to offer Betsy DeVos a list of young adult African American novels and memoirs. In her case, I think she has indeed seen enough mirrors. She might very well need a window into some diverse experiences as she shapes education for all students. I am sure others of you can imagine other lists that focus on special needs students. Books like Mockingbird, Probably, Still Nick Swanson, Wonder, and Out of My Mind seem like a good starting point for that list.
Back to the specific list for this post. I will very briefly list the book title, the author, link to a review, and provide the cover. For many of us, the list should be self explanatory. I hope you know these books. If you don't, maybe you can get Betsy to join your book group and you can read and discuss them together.