Congratulations! Your college student is about to graduate, or perhaps has graduated from college. He is ready to take on the world! But, perhaps, he may not be as ready as he thinks for “real life” after college. He’ll still need you for advice, of course, but he may also need some guidance for other sources as he navigates his new life.
Your student may have a job and be out on his own. He may have moved on to graduate school. He may be returning to your nest for a while. Current research and theory suggest that students who graduate from college are part of that group now being identified as “emerging adults” – certainly not children or adolescents, but yet not quite adults yet.
This post contains a list of books that may be useful to your student as he enters this new phase of his life. A book or two might make a great graduation gift, or summer beach reading. We are not necessarily endorsing these books, but we’d like to help you find material available. Your graduate won’t necessarily want to read them all, but you might look for some titles and approaches that seem appropriate for your graduate’s needs
Next Stage Press, (2006)
Bilchik, Nadia, ed.
Hundreds of Heads (2010)
SuperCollege, LLC (2008)
Furman, Leah; Furman, Elina
Adams Media Corp., (1998)
Capital Books, (2002)
Hayden, D.A. and Wilder, Michael
Stewart, Tabori, and Chang (2008)
Knight, Rebecca M.
Rodale Books, (2003)
Harper Paperbacks (2007)
New Harbinger Publications, (2006)
Schonberger, Chris; Schultz, Stuart; Hoen, Tory
MG Prep, Inc. (2010)
Syrtash, Andrea (ed.)
Hundreds of Heads (2006)