Here are a few books that those in the education biz should have on hand. If you are a parent with a kid in school, consider giving a copy of one or more of these books to your school’s life science teacher and a key administrator or two.
A classic reference, the number one book you should have handy on your shelf if you area life science teacher or an administrator that oversees a life science department, is Evolution vs. Creationism: The Book by Genie Scott. The second edition is better (because it is more update) than the first, but if all you can manage is a used copy of the first, then go for it, it is way, way better than nothing.
Creationism’s Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design is a must read for admins. If you are a life science teacher and you are not certain that your administration is fully behind you teaching good science and could possibly be swayed or influenced or cajoled by creationist elements in the community where you teach, make sure a copy of this book finds its way onto the desk of said administrators and/or the school board superintendent or similar person.
The Devil in Dover: An Insider’s Story of Dogma v. Darwin in Small-Town America was written by someone directly involved, as a member of the community and as a reporter, with the Dover Trial. It changed her life, and the decision rendered in Dover, if you are a Life Science Teacher in the US changed your life. Never forget Dover.