Collaboration is a life skill that we all need to learn. Children go from being very egocentric to developing skills that enable them to work with others. True collaboration requires give and take. It requires us to see other’s perspective, respect other people’s ideas, and compromise. This is not a skill easily learned. Teachers and parents must help high school age students to learn how to successfully collaborate with one another so that they will be able to collaborate as adults in the work place, in their private lives, and to support the community. Read on to find 3 books to teach high school students about collaboration.

1. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures

2. Hope Leslie by Catharine Maria Sedgwick

Hope Leslie

3. Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Black Dove, White Raven


The ability the collaborate with others is a skill that must be taught over time. Teens are primed for such learning. By utilizing the books above, teachers and parents will be able to support their students and children as they learn to effectively collaborate.

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