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Another Kind of Public Education
Race, Schools, the Media, and Democratic Possibilities
Written by Patricia Hill Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2010
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0025-0 (0-8070-0025-6)

One of America’s most distinguished scholars of race shows us how public education needs to be seen in the light of the influence of “color-blind racism as a system of power.” Drawing examples from schools, media, and the workplace, Collins gives us a book of social analysis that is also an... Read more >

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Major in Success, 5th Ed
Make College Easier, Fire up Your Dreams, and Get a Great Job
Written by Patrick Combs
Foreword by Jack Canfield


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: August 1, 2007
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-865-7 (1-58008-865-1)

With so much at stake during college, students need smart and inspiring advice to help them excel. Now in its fifth edition, MAJOR IN SUCCESS reaches out to undecided freshmen and sophomores in search of a major that suits their interests and career ambitions; shows near-graduation students how to bolster their... Read more >

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A Woman's Education

Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74462-7 (0-679-74462-2)

The beloved bestselling author of The Road from Coorain and True North continues her remarkable autobiography with an account of her decade as the first woman president of Smith College—a time when she was faced with the challenge of reinventing women’s education and with the demands of her own life.

Conway took... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had
My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
Written by Tony Danza


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88787-0 (0-307-88787-1)

I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza’s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High -- Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3600 students.

Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had
My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
Written by Tony Danza


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Archetype
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88786-3 (0-307-88786-3)

I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza’s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High -- Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3600 students.

Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Running on Ritalin
A Physician Reflects on Children, Society, and Performance in a Pill
Written by Lawrence H. Diller


Format: Trade Paperback, 404 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37906-8 (0-553-37906-2)

In 1997 alone, nearly five million people in the U.S. were prescribed Ritalin–most of them young children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Is this cause for alarm–or simply the case of an effective treatment meeting a newly discovered need? In a book as provocative and newsworthy as Listening to Prozac... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Teacher
The One Who Made the Difference
Written by Mark Edmundson


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70854-1 (0-375-70854-5)

In 1969, Mark Edmundson was a typical high school senior in working-class Medford, Massachusetts. He loved football, disdained schoolwork, and seemed headed for a factory job in his hometown—until a maverick philosophy teacher turned his life around.

When Frank Lears, a small, nervous man wearing a moth-eaten suit, arrived at Medford fresh... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Miseducation
PRESCHOOLERS AT RISK
Written by David Elkind


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 12, 1987
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-75634-9 (0-394-75634-7)

Across the country--in schools and homes--educational programs intended for school-age children are being misappropriated for instruction of preschoolers. Books, lecturers, and the media propagate the idea that only a "superkid" can grow up to compete successfully in the world--thereby encouraging parents to teach infants and young children academic and athletic skills... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Guiding Your Child Through Grief

Written by James P. Emswiler and Mary Ann Emswiler


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 1, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38025-5 (0-553-38025-7)

Guiding Your Child Through Grief, by the founders of the New England Center for Loss & Transition and The Cove-a highly praised program for grieving children, takes away the uncertainty and helpless feelings we commonly feel as we reach out to children who mourn.

This caring and compassionate guide offers expert... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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There Are No Shortcuts

Written by Rafe Esquith


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3083-5 (1-4000-3083-8)

The banner in Rafe Esquith’s classroom at Hobart Elementary School reads: “There are no shortcuts.” And his students are a testament to the power of that philosophy. These are kids who speak English as a second language, fourth—and fifth—graders who go to school in a part of Los Angeles where violence... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I Wanna Take Me a Picture
Teaching Photography and Writing to Children
Written by Wendy Ewald and Alexandra Lightfoot


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 17, 2002
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3141-4 (0-8070-3141-0)

Written for parents and teachers, I Wanna Take Me a Picture is an accessible and practical guide to getting children involved in photography. Through a series of lessons-from self-portraiture to representing their dreams-it teaches everything a beginner needs to know: how to compose a picture, set up a darkroom, and develop... Read more >

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Word Play
What Happens When People Talk
Written by Peter Farb


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1993
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73408-6 (0-679-73408-2)

Why do certain words make us blush or wince? Why do men and women really speak different languages? Why do nursery rhymes in vastly different societies possess similar rhyme and rhythm patterns? What do slang, riddles and puns secretly have in common?

This erudite, yet irresistibly readable book examines the game... Read more >

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American Teacher
Heroes in the Classroom
Written by Katrina Fried
Foreword by Parker J. Palmer


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Welcome Books
On Sale: September 30, 2013
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-59962-127-2 (1-59962-127-4)

IPPY Gold Medal for Peacemaker Book of the Year
Nautilus Books Silver Medal in Social Change

Celebrating educators, who go far above and beyond the call of duty, American Teacher shines a spotlight on one of the most underappreciated, undercompensated, yet critically important professions in the world. Over two years, Katrina Fried has interviewed and... Read more >

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The Passionate Teacher
A Practical Guide
Written by Robert Fried


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 13, 2001
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3143-8 (0-8070-3143-7)

An inspiring handbook, enthusiastically embraced by teachers; with a new chapter

Every teacher can be a passionate teacher-one who engages young people in the excitement of learning and ideas-if teaching is not undermined by the ways we “do business” in schools. The Passionate Teacher draws on voices, stories, and successes of... Read more >

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Divided We Fail
The Story of an African American Community That Ended the Era of School Desegregation
Written by Sarah Garland


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0177-6 (0-8070-0177-5)

In 2007, a court case originally filed in Louisville, Kentucky, was argued before the Supreme Court and officially ended the era of school desegregation– both changing how schools across America handle race and undermining the most important civil rights cases of the last century. Of course, this wasn’t the first federal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Seven Steps to Genius Every Day
Written by Michael J. Gelb


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: February 8, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50827-4 (0-440-50827-4)

Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind. Michael Gelb's How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is an inspiring and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook
Your Personal Companion to How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Written by Michael J. Gelb


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: June 15, 1999
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50882-3 (0-440-50882-7)

In the bestselling tradition of The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal, The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude and The Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Workbook comes The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook--the companion volume to Michael Gelb's 1998 Delacorte hardcover bestseller.

Created to structure and motivate the reader's development... Read more >

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Saving Our Sons

Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47303-3 (0-385-47303-6)

“In a sensitive and beautifully written autobiographical testimony, novelist Golden . . . interweaves diary entries with her exploration of what it means to parent a black male adolescent in the turmoil of today’s society. Her understanding is heightened by the fact that for the first decade of his life she... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Anatomy of Hope
How People Prevail in the Face of Illness
Written by Jerome Groopman


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 11, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75775-4 (0-375-75775-9)

One of Library Journal's "Best Sci-Tech Picks of 2004"

Why do some people find and sustain hope during difficult circumstances, while others do not? What can we learn from those who do, and how is their example applicable to our own lives? The Anatomy of Hope is a journey of inspiring discovery... Read more >

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Children Who See Too Much
Lessons from the Child Witness to Violence Project
Written by Betsy Mcalister Groves


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 20, 2003
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3139-1 (0-8070-3139-9)

For the last ten years Betsy Groves has been working with children traumatized by witnessing violence. In this book she shows how children understand, respond to, and are affected by violence, especially domestic violence. Groves makes the powerful case that traumatic events carried out by family members carry the most severe... Read more >

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Teach with Your Heart
Lessons I Learned from the Freedom Writers
Written by Erin Gruwell


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1583-0 (0-7679-1583-6)

In this memoir and call to arms, Erin Gruwell, the dynamic young teacher who nurtured a remarkable group of high school students from Long Beach, California, who called themselves the Freedom Writers, picks up where The Freedom Writers Diary (and the movie The Freedom Writers) end and catches the reader up... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Delivered from Distraction
Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
Written by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 27, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44231-4 (0-345-44231-8)

In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Switch
How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Written by Chip Heath and Dan Heath


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52875-7 (0-385-52875-2)

Chip and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors of Made to Stick, are back with a groundbreaking book that addresses one of the greatest challenges of our personal and professional lives--how to change things when change is hard.

In Switch, Chip and Dan Heath have written a thoroughly engaging narrative about the... Read more >

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Books to Build On
A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 1, 1996
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31640-8 (0-385-31640-2)

The hugely successful Core Knowledge Series has told the parents of first- through sixth-graders what they need to know. Now this essential companion volume helps those parents finds the books and other resources that will allow their children to learn even more about their favorite subjects. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Schools We Need
And Why We Don't Have Them
Written by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 17, 1999
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49524-0 (0-385-49524-2)

Now in paperback with a new introduction, The Schools We Need offers a powerful, compelling, and unassailable argument for reforming America’s schooling methods and ideas—by one of America’s most important educators, and author of the bestselling Cultural Literacy.

For over fifty years, American schools have operated under the assumption that challenging... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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