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Children's Human Rights and Public Schooling in the United States (Constructing Knowledge: Curriculum Studies in Action)The United States tends to portray itself as a human rights leader. However, human rights concerns are confronted everyday by people in this democracy, including children. The purpose of this volume is to bring attention to the fact that against the backdrop of neoliberal expansion, serious human rights violations are taking place among children everywhere, including in the US. The daily struggles among groups of school children in the US are specifically considered here, such as children who ar…

Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD ChildJeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons provide an effective method for helping children with Attention Deficit Disorder excel in a classroom setting.In straightforward language, this book explains how to use the innovative “Learning Styles Inventory” to test for a right-brained learning style; help an ADD child master spelling—and build confidence—by committing complicated words to visual memory; tap an ADD kid’s amazing speed-reading abilities by stressing sight recognition and scanning rather th…

Children's Rights in the United States: In Search of a National PolicyThe authors of this volume provide discussion on vital issues related to the rights of children in the United States, including: the historical and contextual perspective on the rights of children; the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; the differing views on children’s rights and competencies; and the rights of children within the family, the social service system, the health care system, the educational system, the juvenile justice system and in employment. …

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR NONFICTIONA 2016 NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA NEWSDAY TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEARA KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2016One of “6 Books to Understand Trump’s Win” according to the New York Times the day after the election“This is a smart, respectful and compelling book.”—The New York Times Book Review“Satisfying… [Hochschild’s] analysis is overdue at a time when questions of policy and legislation and even fact have all but vanished fro…

Love You From Right Here: A Keepsake Book for Children in Foster Care“This sweet little book is the very one I wish I had when children came and especially when they left. It provides a concrete way to hold an important piece of our shared history. Every person caring for our vulnerable children will want multiple copies.”-Kathy Harrison, author of Another Place at the Table and One Small Boat  Love You From Right Here takes you through an abbreviated look at the emotions a young foster child experiences throughout her transition in a new foster home. It also…

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the WorldChelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted.   Throughout American history, there have always been women who have spoken out for what’s right, even when they have to fight to be heard. In early 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to be silenced in the Senate inspired a spontaneous celebration of women who pe…

The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades  Before Roe v. WadeIn this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times…

Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care (Kids Are Important)“Kids are important… They need safe places to live, and safe places to play.” For some kids, this means living with foster parents. In simple words and full-color illustrations, this book explains why some kids move to foster homes, what foster parents do, and ways kids might feel during foster care. Children often believe that they are in foster care because they are “bad.” This book makes it clear that the troubles in their lives are not their fault; the message throughout is one of …