Book ReviewMagee, Rhonda (2019). The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing ourselves and transforming our communities through mindfulness. Penguin Random House LLC.
This book offers a wonderful primer for teaching mindfulness to adolescents. It is the first volume in a published series focused on social and emotional learning solutions. Dr. Broderick, the developer of the Learning to Breathe curriculum and researcher at Penn State University, provides a strong case and framework for teaching mindfulness practice to middle and high school students. She interweaves research and concepts of adolescent development together with theory, neuroscience, and educational foundations of mindfulness meditation. She presents this information in a straightforward and concise fashion, making the concepts and practices very easy to understand. Each of the seven chapters in the book provides concrete examples of different meditation practices as well as applications, reflections and activities that can help middle and secondary school teachers embody their understanding, deepen their practice for themselves and safely guide their students. This book is a valuable resource for experienced as well as novice teachers to meditation and other mindfulness instructors who work in schools. We highly recommend adding this resource to your book shelf.