Catch the Fire

The Partners for Youth Empowerment Book

Partners for Youth's free Ebook "Catch the Fire"

Catch the Fire: An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities by Peggy Taylor and Charlie Murphy, Co-Founders of Partners for Youth Empowerment

Recommended Reading

Here is a list of books that we recommend for teachers and facilitators.
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Working with Young People

Conscious Discipline: 7 Basic Skills for Brains Smart Classroom Management by Becky A. Bailey 

The Compassionate Classroom: Relationship Based Teaching and Learning by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson

Teaching With Fire: Poetry that Sustains the Courage to Teach by Sam M. Intrator and Megan Scribner

Elaine’s Circle: A Teacher, A Student, A Classroom, and One Unforgettable Year by Bob Katz

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough

The Soul of Education: Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion and Character at School by Rachael Kessler

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life by Parker J. Palmer

Teaching the Unteachable by Marie Delaney

Inside I’m Hurting by Louise Bomber

Thinking for a Change by L.J. Scheinkopf

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Power of Creativity

The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education by Carolyn Edwards

The Mind Map Book by Tony and Barry Buzan

The Element: How finding your passion changes everything by Sir Ken Robinson

InGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity by Tina Seelig

Creative Confidence: Tim Kelley and David Kelley

Grit: Angela Duckworth

Youth Development

Brainstorm: Daniel Siegel

Multiple Intelligence: Howard Gardner

On Leadership

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by J-B Lencioni Series

To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Persuading, Convincing and Influencing Others by Daniel Pink

Visual Arts

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck

Creative Writing

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind by Natalie Goldberg

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Writing the Natural Way by Gabrielle Rico

Writing Alone and with Others by Pat Schneider

If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland

Equity and Inclusion

Is Everyone Really Equal: Sensoy & DiAngelo

Theatre Improvisation

Interactive Acting by Jeff Wirth

Improv Games Book II by Lynda Belt

Theater of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal

Games for Actors and Non-Actors by Augusto Boal


Rise up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook by Pete Seeger, Annie Patterson and Kore Loy Mcwhirter