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Schoolgirls
Young Women, Self Esteem, and the Confidence Gap
Written by Peggy Orenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-42576-6 (0-385-42576-7)

SchoolGirls examines the lives of teenage girls and reveals that despite perceptions of progress toward equality between the sexes, fundamentally things have not really advanced much. Written in association with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the book is deeply rooted in a broad-based 1990 AAUW poll, which found that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos
How to Help the Child Who Is Bright, Bored and Having Problems in School
Written by Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 19, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-40573-9 (0-345-40573-0)

Millions of children--one in five--have what psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D., calls the Edison trait: dazzling intelligence, an active imagination, a free-spirited approach to life, and the ability to drive everyone around them crazy. Named after Thomas Edison--who flunked out of school only to harness his talents and give the world... Read more >
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Turning Stones
My Days and Nights with Children at Risk A Caseworker's Story
Written by Marc Parent


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 27, 1998
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91235-5 (0-449-91235-3)

These are the riveting and disturbing true stories of a child welfare caseworker's years on the job. For four years, Marc Parent was a respected case worker in New York City's Emergency Children's Services, a city agency created to investigate cases of abused children. Parent was devoted, and witnessed bravery as... Read more >

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Not Much Just Chillin'
The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers
Written by Linda Perlstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-47576-3 (0-345-47576-3)

Suddenly they go from striving for A’s to barely passing, from fretting about cooties to obsessing for hours about crushes. Former chatterboxes answer in monosyllables; freethinkers mimic everything from clothes to opinions. Their bodies and psyches morph through the most radical changes since infancy. They are kids in the middle-school years... Read more >

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Push Has Come to Shove
Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve--Even If It Means Picking a Fight
Written by Dr. Steve Perry


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-72032-0 (0-307-72032-2)

“Have you been to a school lately? Have you sat through the six hours and forty-five minutes of excruciating tedium we send our kids to every day? When we ask our kids, “What’d you do in school today?” and they mumble, “Nothin’,” they’re telling the truth.”

Steve Perry is like no other... Read more >
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Young, Gifted, and Black
Promoting High Achievement among African-American Students
Written by Theresa Perry and Claude Steele
Edited by Asa Hilliard, III


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 2, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3105-6 (0-8070-3105-4)

Young, Gifted, and Black is a unique joint effort by three leading African-American scholars to radically reframe the debates swirling around the achievement of African-American students in school.

In three separate but allied essays, Theresa Perry, Claude Steele, and Asa Hilliard place students’ social identity as African-Americans at the very center of... Read more >

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Real Boys Workbook
The Definitive Guide to Understanding and Interacting with Boys of All Ages
Written by William Pollack and Kathleen Cushman


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75526-2 (0-375-75526-8)

The Real Boys' Workbook is a unique, instructive workbook, full of advice, exercises, and stories to help parents, professionals, and boys themselves understand boys—and how to make life with them better. How to listen to boys, talk and be with them, exercises to teach you new ways to handle situations, and... Read more >

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Don't Shoot the Dog!
The New Art of Teaching and Training
Written by Karen Pryor


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 3, 1999
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38039-2 (0-553-38039-7)

A groundbreaking behavioral scientist and dynamic animal trainer, Karen Pryor is a powerful proponent of the principles and practical uses of positive reinforcement in teaching new behaviors. Here are the secrets of changing behavior in panimals and humans, without cajoling, threats, force, punishment or, ultimately, 'shooting the dog'.

This revised edition presents... Read more >

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A User's Guide to the Brain
Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain
Written by John J. Ratey, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70107-8 (0-375-70107-9)

With his acclaimed Shadow Syndromes and the bestselling Driven to Distraction, Harvard professor John J. Ratey has been at the forefront in explaining the current revolution in the neurosciences. In this new work, he guides us through the brain’s workings and its role in our behavior.

Recent discoveries have revealed the brain... Read more >
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Look Me in the Eye
My Life with Asperger's
Written by John Elder Robison


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39618-1 (0-307-39618-5)

Selected for Common Reading at Defiance College, Moncalm Community College, and SUNY Potsdam, and used in high schools and college courses throughout the country

Ever since he was small, John Robison had longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt... Read more >

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Raising Cubby
A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives
Written by John Elder Robison


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-88485-5 (0-307-88485-6)

John Elder Robison has openly and humorously engaged readers about his Asperger’s syndrome in his previous books (Look Me in the Eye, Be Different). In this memoir, he writes about parenting as an adult with Asperger’s–and coming to the realization that his son, Cubby, also has Asperger’s, as Robinson’s past experiences... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Raising Cubby
A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives
Written by John Elder Robison


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88484-8 (0-307-88484-8)

John Elder Robison has openly and humorously engaged readers about his Asperger’s syndrome in his previous books (Look Me in the Eye, Be Different). In this memoir, he writes about parenting as an adult with Asperger’s–and coming to the realization that his son, Cubby, also has Asperger’s, as Robinson’s past experiences... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Children of Raquette Lake
One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism
Written by Mira Rothenberg
Foreword by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-467-7 (1-58394-467-2)

The Children of Raquette Lake: One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism is an account of author Mira Rothenberg’s experience with eleven autistic and schizophrenic children during the summer of 1958. In order to avoid the regression that often occurred during the summer months, Rothenberg, a trained... Read more >
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Why Gender Matters
What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences
Written by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1625-7 (0-7679-1625-5)

Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn’t think so. Back then, most experts believed that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends.

It's hard to cling to that... Read more >
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Schools That Learn (Updated and Revised)
A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares About Education
Written by Peter M. Senge, Nelda Cambron-McCabe, Timothy Lucas, Bryan Smith and Janis Dutton


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: July 31, 2012
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 978-0-385-51822-2 (0-385-51822-6)

Revised and Updated edition
Schools that Learn is a magnificent, grand book that pays equal attention to the small and the big picture - and what's more integrates them. There is no book on education change that comes close to Senge et al's sweeping and detailed treatment. Classroom, school, community, systems, citizenry---it's... Read more >
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Overcoming Dyslexia
A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level
Written by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-78159-2 (0-679-78159-5)

From one of the world’s leading experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book yet to help understand, identify, and overcome the reading problems that plague American children today. For the one in every five children who has dyslexia and the millions of others who struggle to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Project X
A Novel
Written by Jim Shepard


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3348-5 (1-4000-3348-9)

In the wilderness of junior high, Edwin Hanratty is at the bottom of the food chain. His teachers find him a nuisance. His fellow students consider him prey. And although his parents are not oblivious to his troubles, they can’t quite bring themselves to fathom the ruthless forces that demoralize him... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Misunderstood Child, Fourth Edition
Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities
Written by Larry B. Silver, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 450 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 27, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-33863-1 (0-307-33863-0)

The fully revised and updated must-have resource to help you become a supportive and assertive advocate for your child

In print for more than twenty years, The Misunderstood Child has become the go-to reference guide for families of children with learning disorders. This newly revised edition provides the latest research and new... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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About Behaviorism

Written by B.F. Skinner


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1976
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71618-3 (0-394-71618-3)

Written by its leading exponent, About Behaviorism is the classic work about this controversial philosophy.

"The major problems facing the world today can be solved only if we improve our understanding... Behaviorism offers a promising alternative... to traditional views... I have written this book in an effort to make its position... Read more >
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Trying Not to Try
The Art and Science of Spontaneity
Written by Edward Slingerland


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3761-9 (0-7704-3761-3)

Why is it always so hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or to relax into a productive writing zone? In every case, striving seems to backfire. In Trying Not to Try, Edward Slingerland explores the power of spontaneity—a state valued by early Chinese thinkers that modern cognitive... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Kids
How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Raise Young Children
Written by Meredith Small


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49628-5 (0-385-49628-1)

To what extent do our parenting practices help or hinder our children? As parents, how much influence do we have over what kind of people our children will grow up to be? In the follow-up to her critically acclaimed Our Babies, Ourselves, Cornell anthropologist Meredith Small now takes on these and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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No Easy Answer
The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at School
Written by Sally Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 1, 1995
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-35450-8 (0-553-35450-7)

Recently revised and updated throughout, No Easy Answers continues to provide the very latest information on learning disabilities in a clear, honest, and accessible manner ideal for introductory students.

Sally L. Smith's classic handbook now contains new chapters on Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and on the public... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Brightening Glance
Imagination and Childhood
Written by Ellen Handler Spitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72005-2 (0-385-72005-X)

In this original, richly illuminating study of the aesthetic development of children in their primary learning years, Ellen Handler Spitz returns us to the vibrant experience of childhood to explain how the imagination emerges and develops. She looks at how children feel, sense, and relate to what is around them, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Primal Teen
What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids
Written by Barbara Strauch


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72160-8 (0-385-72160-9)

For anyone who has ever puzzled over the mysterious and often infuriating behavior of a teenager comes a groundbreaking look at the teenage brain written by the medical science and health editor for The New York Times. While many members of the scientific community have long held that the growing pains... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Make the Impossible Possible
One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary
Written by Bill Strickland and Vince Rause


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52055-3 (0-385-52055-7)

Selected for Common Reading
* Frank Phillips College
* Indiana University Pennsylvania
* Juniata College
* Kendall College
* Mt. Union College
* North Dakota State University
* Penn State-New Kensington
* Purdue University
* University of Southern Indiana
* Voorhees College
* Winthrop University


Commencement Address
Bill Strickland is scheduled to give 2010 Commencement Address at:
*Babson College
*Marywood University
*West... Read more >
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