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Confessions of the Other Mother
Nonbiological Lesbian Moms Tell All!
Edited by Harlyn Aizley


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 2006
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7963-8 (0-8070-7963-4)

After author Harlyn Aizley gave birth to her daughter, she watched in unanticipated horror as her partner scooped up the baby and said, “I’m your new mommy!” While they both had worked to find the perfect sperm donor, Aizley had spent nine months carrying the baby and hours in labor, so... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Best Friends
The Pleasures and Perils of Girls' and Women's Friendships
Written by Terri Apter and Ruthellen Josselson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 26, 1999
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80472-8 (0-609-80472-3)

Best Friends provides the missing link to understanding and recognizing the impact of some of the most important relationships in girls' and women's lives.

Every woman remembers the sting of betrayal of a girlfriend, and every parent of a daughter has seen her come home from school in tears because a... Read more >
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The Highly Sensitive Child
Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them
Written by Elaine Aron


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0872-6 (0-7679-0872-4)

With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of “high sensitivity” and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in The Highly... Read more >
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Dibs in Search of Self

Written by Virginia M. Axline


Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 12, 1986
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-33925-6 (0-345-33925-8)

The classic of child therapy. Dibs will not talk. He will not play. He has locked himself in a very special prison. And he is alone. This is the true story of how he learned to reach out for the sunshine, for life . . . how he came to the... Read more >

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The Spark
A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism
Written by Kristine Barnett


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9337-0 (0-8129-9337-3)

Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age twelve he became... Read more >

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Sticks and Stones
Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy
Written by Emily Bazelon


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9280-9 (0-8129-9280-6)

To read the author’s essay to educators, go to: http://tiny.cc/rpzzrw


Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on... Read more >

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Dosed
The Medication Generation Grows Up
Written by Kaitlin Bell Barnett


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0134-9 (0-8070-0134-1)

Over the last two decades, we have seen a dramatic spike in the number of young people taking psychiatric medication--but, despite a heated debate on the issue, we haven’t heard directly from the “medicated kids” themselves. In Dosed, Kaitlin Bell Barnett, who was diagnosed with depression as a teenager, weaves together... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Autism Puzzle
Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates
Written by Brita Belli


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-391-9 (1-60980-391-4)

Belli moves beyond the distractions of the vaccine debate and presents compelling evidence that exposure to heavy metals and other chemicals, when paired with genetic susceptibilities, impacts the brain development of children.

The alarming spike in autism in recent years has sent doctors and parents on a search for answers. And while... Read more >
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In Praise of Nepotism
A History of Family Enterprise from King David to George W. Bush
Written by Adam Bellow


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 13, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49389-5 (0-385-49389-4)

Nepotism is one of those social habits we all claim to deplore in America; it offends our sense of fair play and our pride in living in a meritocracy. But somehow nepotism prevails; we all want to help our own and a quick glance around reveals any number of successful families... Read more >
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Just Babies
The Origins of Good and Evil
Written by Paul Bloom


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88684-2 (0-307-88684-0)

From John Locke to Sigmund Freud, philosophers and psychologists have long believed that we begin life as moral blank slates. Now, in Just Babies, Yale professor Paul Bloom argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality. Drawing on groundbreaking research, Bloom demonstrates that, even before they can... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Sibling Society

Written by Robert Bly


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 27, 1997
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78128-8 (0-679-78128-5)

Where have all the grown-ups gone?

At the close of the twentieth century, adults have regressed toward adolescence while adolescents refuse to become adults. Respect for elders has given way to the furious competition of peers or siblings who strive not to be good or great but to be famous. Community has... Read more >

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Hello Cruel World
101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws
Written by Kate Bornstein
Foreword by Sara Quin


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 2, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-720-6 (1-58322-720-2)

Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Homecoming
Reclaiming and Healing Your Inner Child
Written by John Bradshaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 1, 1992
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-35389-1 (0-553-35389-6)

Bradshaw's Homecoming is a call for the recognition and treatment of the damaged inner child--the core self with which all are born and which is damaged and hidden when the growing child adapts to life in a dysfunctional family. Read more >
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Honoring the Self
The Pyschology of Confidence and Respect
Written by Nathaniel Branden


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 1, 1985
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-26814-0 (0-553-26814-7)

The culmination of Dr. Branden's work of three decades in the area of self-esteem, this book reveals how the level of our self-regard affects our work, creativity, and relationships—all the struggles and goals of our existence.

Students will learn: How to grow in self-confidence and self-respect; How to nurture self-esteem in... Read more >
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Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

Written by Nathaniel Branden


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 1, 1995
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37439-1 (0-553-37439-7)

The culmination of Nathaniel Branden's clinical practice and study of self-esteem, this is the definitive work by the leading pioneer in the field. The book demonstrates compellingly why self-esteem is basic to psychological health, achievement, personal happiness, and positive relationships. Branden introduces the six pillars-six action-based practices for daily living that... Read more >

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Stepfamilies

Written by James H. Bray and John Kelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 20, 1999
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0103-1 (0-7679-0103-7)

Based on a landmark longitudinal study, the nation's leading expert on stepfamilies reveals his breakthrough findings and offers the first detailed guide to easing the conflicts of stepfamily life and healing the scars of divorce.

There are more than twenty million stepfamilies in America. For most of them, the simple, daily issues... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Male Brain

Written by Louann Brizendine, M.D.


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2753-6 (0-7679-2753-2)

From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up. Dr. Brizendine draws upon the latest scientific breakthroughs to show how, through every phase of life, the “male reality” is fundamentally different from the female one. Following the male brain from infancy... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Being Adopted
The Lifelong Search for Self
Written by David M. Brodzinsky, Marshall D. Schecter and Robin Marantz Henig


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 1, 1993
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-41426-5 (0-385-41426-9)

Like Passages, this groundbreaking book uses the poignant, powerful voices of adoptees and adoptive parents to explore the experience of adoption and its lifelong effects. A major work, filled with astute analysis and moving truths. Read more >

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The Body Project
An Intimate History of American Girls
Written by Joan Jacobs Brumberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73529-8 (0-679-73529-1)

Choice Outstanding Academic Book

The Body Project is at once rigorous and very accessible. Brumberg’s use of the intimate voices of girls’s diaries opened a wonderful discussion about sexuality in my women’s studies seminar. Students could see what was distinctive about their generation’s assumptions. In short, they could see themselves as part... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fasting Girls
The History of Anorexia Nervosa
Written by Joan Jacobs Brumberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72448-0 (0-375-72448-6)

Winner of The Berkshire Prize in History, The John Hope Franklin Prize for American Studies, The Basker Memorial Prize for Medical Anthropology and The Watson Davis Prize for History of Science


This updated edition of Joan Jacobs Brumberg's Fasting Girls, presents a history of women's food-refusal dating back as far as the... Read more >

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Shared Parenting
Raising Your Child Cooperatively After Separation
Written by Jill Burrett and Michael Green


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Celestial Arts
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-1-58761-346-3 (1-58761-346-8)

An estimated one million children in the United States are affected by divorce each year, and studies show that the most difficult aspect for most children is adjusting to the loss of one parent. Currently, 80 percent of children whose parents are no longer together live in sole-mother custody arrangements, and... Read more >
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Through the Glass Wall
A Therapist's Lifelong Journey to Reach the Children of Autism
Written by Howard Buten, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 1, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38232-7 (0-553-38232-2)

A remarkable testament of hope and love, these pages recount Howard Buten’s lifelong journey working with autistic children. For three decades his pioneering, often controversial approaches have enabled him to gain access to their strange and
solitary universe—a universe he shares in a book that is unlike any you’ve ever read... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35215-6 (0-307-35215-3)

An ALA Notable Book of 2012
Named a "Best Book of 2012" by Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal
Selected for Common Reading at Case Western Reserve University and Rice University

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent... Read more >

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Reaching Up for Manhood
Transforming the Lives of Boys in America
Written by Geoffrey Canada


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: December 10, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2317-4 (0-8070-2317-5)

From a troubled youth navigating the mean streets of the South Bronx to an inspiring educational activist who evokes praise from the likes of President Barack Obama, Geoffrey Canada has made a remarkable personal journey that cemented his dedication to underserved youth. His award-winning work was featured in Davis Guggenheim’s documentary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents
Written by Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: July 10, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-3117-4 (0-8129-3117-3)

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