Why The SUN Rises, co-founded by Dr. Doran Gresham and Meredith Chase-Mitchell , is a book of essays and photo compilation of educators across the United States. Each essay shares an inside view on the passion, rewards, and challenges of being an educator. Co-founder of Classroom Culture Monique Leyden is also a contributing writer sharing her experiences as an international educator.

Classroom Culture shares the mission of Why The SUN Rises with book events across the country comprised of panels, book talks, and fundraisers. Additionally, Classroom Culture utilizes essays in Why The SUN Rises as speaking pieces at education themed conferences and professional development workshops.