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National School Counseling Week: Book Recommendations


Guest Contributor

Sean Bland, M.S.



The 4th Marking Period, A Memoir of an African American Male Guidance Counselor

by Richard L. Wilson, Jr.

This was one of the first books I received after becoming a counselor. This very short work helped me to feel like I was not alone with what I was thinking everyday, especially when there are so few African American men in the field.



Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life

by Ron Clark

I have long been a member of one team or another, and every time that I re-read this book, I always think about how I am helping to “move the bus,” and whether or not I am taking advantage of people “running” or if I am keeping up with them.


Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life

by Gary John Bishop

A fun read to find out if you are getting in your own way. If you are, you are encouraged to move in another direction to fix it.