As part of my role as a teacher in a sixth-form college for gifted students, I have the option of requesting books be bought for the library. I do some EA outreach as part of my job (more details here, I’m “Alex”), but am primarily interested here in books that people feel might provide a nudge in an EA direction to students who haven’t otherwise engaged with effective altruism. As well as obtaining recommended books for my own school’s library, I am exploring the possibility of donating highly recommended books to the libraries of other very high performing sixth forms, several of which I already have connections with, and several others I could easily make.
The school already has copies of the 80,000 hours career guide, The Life You Can Save, and Superintelligence, though I am still interested in comments (positive or not) on these. The more details you can add about why you’ve recommended (or not) a book, the better.