Need some summer reading? 

The June edition of HELP Reads is now online. HELP’s Human Development Research Review - also known as HELP Reads - aims to expand awareness of topics in human development, particularly social epigenetics, social determinants of health, socio-emotional learning, Indigenous children and youth, and family policy. HELP Reads connects health academics, advocates, and professionals with online and publicly available research, news, and information. This review focuses on listing articles relevant to human development research activities at HELP.

In addition, we are pleased to share below some of the books and publications HELP Staff and Faculty are reading, plan to read or recommend others should read this summer.

We would love to hear from you! Tell us what you are reading this summer. Tweet us @HELP_UBC with your summer reads using #HELPSummerReads.

Amy Mullis
Trickster Drift by Eden Robinson

Sharlene Eugenio
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Martin Guhn
Salmon Forest by David Suzuki, Sarah Ellis, Sheena Lott
Wolf Island by Nicholas Read

Verena Rossa-Roccor
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal

Ryan van Roode
SprawlBall: A Visual Tour of the New Era of the NBA by Kirk Goldsberry

Cath Ennis
Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows & Diana Wright
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Vancouver Is Ashes: The Great Fire of 1886 by Lisa Anne Smith
The Overstory by Richard Powers
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Brenda Poon
A Beauty by Connie Gault
Dreamland by Sam Quinones

Shannon Piedt
Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese

Cheryl Rubuliak
Fish: A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen Lundin
The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
The New Girl by Daniel Silva
The Orchid and The Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive, by W Thomas Boyce

Pippa Rowcliffe
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Altered Traits The science of mindfulness by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson
How We Work: Reclaim you Sanity and Embrace the Daily Grind by Leah Weiss

Kira Koepke
Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

Tanya Erb
The Orchid and The Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive by W.Thomas Boyce

Barry Forer
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
How to Break 90 by T. J. Tomasi

Kim Schonert-Reichl
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Orchid and The Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive by W Thomas Boyce
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover