Winston Churchill's History of the Second World War because too many kids are ignorant of what lead to the freedoms they now take for granted and too willingly surrender in the name of "security" and "success".
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Go ask Alice.
A World Lit Only By Fire
"Born to Build". It is a book that presents another type of post-high school education in the building trades. Far, far too many young people go to a traditional college, invest lots of money and time (time they can never recover) and still do not graduate or graduate with a degree in a field with little job opportunities.
Auto repair or Hand to Hand Combat/Judo.
The elements of style
Theories of Personality