In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?
Tuesdays With Morrie : an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson by Mitch Albom A true story of how Mitch Albom spent every Tuesday visiting with his mentor, when he was dying. Life lessons in a very inspirational book.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne (teen fiction). Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.