Books for use with small groups, in classrooms, and with individual students to support career development.

JOURNEY by Aaron Becker

This wordless book is about has the most beautiful illustrations. It’s perfect to talk about any journey- journey to the next grade or a the journey towards their career. It’s also part of this amazing trilogy. 

Activity: I always start this lesson of by getting students to watch the trailer. It gets them excited about this wordless book.

After reading the book talk about what hashtags they would use to describe the book or the girls journey. Check out Mentor Texts With Purpose blog for more ideas on facilitating this discussion.

Next, ask students to create hashtags that describe the journey they will take as they work towards their career goals. Then use old magazines to create a wordless collage that describes their #journey.


I also created a bulletin board and display in the halls to have students in all grades create their own hashtag.



What Does it mean to be an entrepreneur?

It’s easy to focus on academic requirements for a job, but this book focuses on the skills and traits you can’t quantify. Our students will have jobs that haven’t even been created yet, so I love the idea of focusing on the character traits needed to be successful in any career.

Activity: Have students visit your favorite college and career website. Many states have their own, like



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