eBooks about Boarding School

Published February 12, 2012 |
eBooks about Boarding School
Many of the more popular books about boarding school are now available in eReader format. Here's a selection of non-fiction and fiction for your reading pleasure.
 An eReader makes reading a very convenient pastime because you can take dozens of books with you just about anywhere you go. I have identified the popular formats in which you can find the following books about boarding schools.
 

k = Kindle
n = Nook
s = Sony
i = iPad

Most of these titles can also be dowloaded from your local library in eReader format. Happy reading!

Non-fiction

The Best of the Best: Becoming Elite at an American Boarding School by Ruben A. Gaztambide-Fernandez
This is a serious book written by a Harvard education student who spent 2 years embedded in an American boarding school.
(k,n,i)

Black Ice by Lorene Cary
Lorene Cary recounts her experiences as the first African-American female student at prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire.
(k,n,s,i)

Perfectly Prep: Gender Extremes at a New England Prep School by Sarah A. Chase
The author is a professional anthropologist who examines gender in all its manifestations in boarding school.
(k,n,i)

Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School by Adam Fortunate Eagle
The author attended an Indian boarding school run by the Federal Government back in the '30s.
(k,n,i)

Preparing For Power: America's Elite Boarding Schools  by Peter W. Cookson Jr, Caroline Hodges Persell
The authors are New York University sociologists. As a result Preparing for Power offers a documented, well-research look at private schools and the how's and why's of their success in positioning leaders of business, the professionals and government.
(k,n,i)

Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School by Shamus Rahman Khan
The author attended St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire. His book offers a window into the school's community which is still a privileged one though much more diverse.
(k,n,s,i)

Fiction

Old School by Tobias Wolf
Prep school life in the '60s from an acclaimed writer's perspective.
(k,n,s,i)

Prep: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
Sittenfeld weaves a poignant tale of an outsider's experiences in boarding school.
(k,n,s,i)

A Prized Pupil! ...of a boys' boarding school in the 1940's by Leslie Scrase
Set in wartime England A Prized Pupil chronicles a young lad's boarding school experiences.
(k)

Saving Miss Oliver's by Stephen Davenport
A tale about a new headmaster replacing the legendary head who has been fired after 33 years at the helm.
(k,n,i)

Saying Grace by Beth Gutcheon
How a headmistress manages a private school despite just about every challenge life could possibly throw at her.
(k,n,s,i)

The Queen Bee of Bridgeton by Leslie DuBois
Last but not least, a fast read about teen life in a fictitious private high school.
(k,n,s,i)

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