Ginnie Graham: Read A Book This Summer That Makes You Happy, Thrilled | Chroniclers
The library’s summer reading bounce has to be the coupon books. Who doesn’t want cookies, cinnamon sticks, free burgers, and entry to the Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa Botanical Garden, and Drillers and FC Tulsa games?
Community leaders probably don’t need the incentive of the free cheese sticks, although these are awesome.
Judging their books by their titles, they seek understanding from others, better management, knowledge of history, and enjoyable readings.
Johnson’s list contains an autobiography of Cecily Tyson and one on managing a diverse workforce.
Tulsa City Council President Vanessa Hall-Harper reads the 2001 report of the Oklahoma Commission to Investigate the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado takes on a book on criminal justice reform.
Tulsa Public School Board President Stacey Woolley’s Reading List Contains Award-Winning Children’s Book, Guide to Leading in Times of Anxiety, and NFL Player’s “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” Emmanuel Acho.
Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist balances several books – some she teaches at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and others for knowledge or pleasure.
“Reading opens up the world to us in so many ways. There really is no activity to model and present to our children that is more wonderful, enjoyable and important,” said Gist.