In recent weeks Andrew Ellery and I asked social workers to send us recommendations of books that would be good reads for social work students, both academic texts and fiction.
As you’ll see from the list below, the response was pretty overwhelming. We had a huge variety of suggestions sent to us via Twitter and our Community Care Facebook page (thanks to everyone who suggested books).
I’ve tried to put recommendations into categories – social work theory, children’s, adults and mental health and a general category that includes some films that were suggested. I’m sure certain books could go in different categories but hopefully this will help break it up a bit.
Andrew has been kind enough to track down the Twitter handles for everyone who recommended the books and, where possible, the authors too. So here’s the list. Thanks to Andrew for all his help putting this together too!