Bradford and LeSal have written a solid text that transcends the usual approaches to this work. This book is rich in the "why" balanced with the skills and practices to match. The insights in this book can really jolt our thinking from seeing restorative justice as some gimmick or educational fad to a solid way to transform school culture. The authors' use of narratives and real world stories keep this work trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and deeply personal. This is definitely a text to return to over and over again.
I have long been an appreciator of the National Center for Restorative Justice, so it should come as no surprise that I'm also a fan of this important resource from Nicholas and David. The act of restorative practice is, by design, one of inclusion, and - to its immense credit - this book walks the walk, in ways that everyone can understand, by helping schools adopt new mindsets and restorative justice practices in their own communities.