Sociology of Children
How Children Succeed
Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0547564651
A foremost New Yorker and New York Times journalist reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others fail – and of how to move individual children toward their full potential for success.
The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren
Paperback ISBN: 0940322692
First published in 1959, Iona and Peter Opie's The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren is a pathbreaking work of scholarship that is also a splendid and enduring work of literature. Going outside the nursery, with its assortment of parent-approved entertainments, to observe and investigate the day-to-day creative intelligence and activities of children, the Opies bring to life the rites and rhymes, jokes and jeers, laws, games, and secret spells of what has been called "the greatest of savage tribes, and the only one which shows no signs of dying out."
The Disappearance of Childhood
Paperback ISBN: 0679751661
Argues that the intrusion of television into every home introduces children too early to adult concepts and activities and subverts their ability to think abstractly, and the very concept of childhood is being destroyed
There Are No Children Here
The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
Paperback ISBN: 0385265565
A touching, meticulous portrait of two boys growing up in a Chicago housing project reveals how they help each other maintain a shred of innocence among street gangs, gunfire, violence, and drugs. Reprint.
How America's Youth Are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery
Hardcover ISBN: 1137278730
Taking on one of the most striking human rights abuses, a former sex trafficking victim shows how middle class suburban communities are fast becoming the new epicenter of sex trafficking in America and how popular culture and social media are fueling this growing trend. 25,000 first printing.
La Travesia De Enrique / Enrique's Journey
La Arriesgada Odisea De Un Nino En Busca De Su Madre / the Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite With His Mother
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 0812975804
Describes one Honduran boy's difficult and dangerous journey to find his mother, who had made the trek northward to the United States in search of a better life but never made enough money to return home for her children.
Born to Buy
Paperback ISBN: 0684870568
The award-winning author of The Overworked American and The Overspent American examines advertising strategies that promote consumerism from the earliest ages, offering advice to parents and teachers on how to reverse the damaging effects of commercialism on developing children. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0517799995
A profile of impoverished children in Mott Haven, South Bronx, reveals the human realities of their difficult lives and poses critical questions about the value of such children to an unsupportive nation. 125,000 first printing. Tour.
It Takes a Village, and Other Lessons Children Teach Us
Hardcover ISBN: 0684818434
The First Lady shares her observations on the needs of children and families in the modern, fragmented, fast-paced world and explores diverse ways in which we can improve family and community life. 500,000 first printing. $125,000 ad/promo.