First, let me state that while this is a subjective question, I think it is appropriate, because I'm asking for information beyond just "please dump titles at me".
I'm unable to find an appropriate Scrum book that gently introduces the principles of Scrum, along with supporting practice concepts (like examples). What I would love is something close to XP Explained but for Scrum.
Don't get me wrong, there are great Scrum books and resources, but each has issues. The online Scrum Primer and Scrum Guide are great overviews (and I will be using one), but have nothing about the concepts in practice. Sims and Johnson's Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction is just a fleshed-out version of the Primer & Guide. Sutherland's Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time is chock full of motivation, but doesn't connect to practice. Rubin's Essential Scrum is too detailed and will overwhelm them (it's written for an experienced professional developer), and Cohn's Succeeding With Scrum is a really good balance of concept, motivation, and practice, but it's written around the transition from a legacy process (which these students know nothing about) to Scrum and it contains too much information.
What I'm looking for is a resource that ideally is short (~250pp) to keep it readable (this won't be the only book for the class) and explains Scrum practices/concepts with supporting examples or other material making the information concrete so that they can see how the ideas are put into practice. If the book is affordable, that's a nice bonus for my students.
If you have a suggestion(s), please help me understand how the book qualifies as readable and shows ideas->practice.
One sort-of subquestion: if you think this question would be better answered elsewhere, such as on a the academia or programmer community, so I can delete it from here and post it there.