THE TEACHING PROFESSION
Inside the Admissions
Process of a Premier College
“Provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on
admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges....
I really didn’t want the book to end.”
—The New York Times.
Penguin 320 pp. 0-14-200308-5 $15.00
CHANGE THE WORLD
“There are dozens of pithy and inspiring
quotes from a variety of writers, among
them Woody Allen, Joan Didion and
Eudora Welty. Those, along with
Pipher’s chipper you-can-do-it tone,
will encourage idealistic aspiring writers, who will surely find inspiration in
her assertion that writing can heal the
Riverhead 256 pp. 1-59448-920-3 $24.95
WINNING THE RACE
Beyond the Crisis in Black America
JOHN Mc WHORTER
Argues that the accepted explanations
for the rise in inner city black poverty—
deindustrialization, slum clearance,
redlining —do not account for the facts,
and that changes in cultural expectations and governmental policy have
played a much more important part.
“Provocative, tough-love message
...both grounded in history and forward-looking.”—Publishers Weekly.
Gotham 352 pp. 1-592-40188-0 $27.50
Also available: Doing Our Own Thing 1-59240-084-1,
Authentically Black 1-59240-046-9
New in Paperback!
WHERE GIRLS COME FIRST
The Rise, Fall, and Surprising
Revival of Girls’ Schools
A rich history of girls’ schools in America,
as well as an illuminating look at the strong
convictions of parents and educators that
have given birth to the recent wave of new
all-girls schools cropping up all over the
country. Includes Notes and an Index.
Tarcher 336 pp. 1-58542-394-7 $14.95
EVERY CHILD HAS
A THINKING STYLE
A Guide to Recognizing and
Fostering Each Child’s Natural
Gifts and Preferences to Help
Them Learn, Thrive, and Achieve
Foreword by Arlene Taylor, Ph.D.
Using the latest research, the writer categorizes children as penguins (maintainers),
dogs (harmonizers), horses (innovators),
or lions (prioritizers), and shows how to
give each the support they need to reach
their full potential.
Perigee 288 pp. 0-399-53246-3 $14.95
The First Lady’s List of 57 Great
Books for Families and Children
Simple and powerful in conception,
Laura’s List discusses each book that our
First Lady has publicly recommended,
providing summaries and excerpts. It
examines the values taught by each
selection, and offers a reader’s guide,
listing prevalent themes and questions
to ask after reading.
Tarcher 256 pp. 1-58542-503-6 $14.95
THEY CAN BUT THEY DON’T
Overcome Work Inhibition
JEROME H. BRUNS
“Bruns, a teacher and school psychologist, suggests that many students fail to
complete their assignments because
they lack self-esteem and a sense of who
they are apart from their parents.”—
Publishers Weekly. “Should be required
reading for education students, counselors, and parents of work-inhibited
Penguin 240 pp. 0-14-015229-6 $15.00
The Paradoxical Commandments:
Finding Personal Meaning
in a Crazy World
KENT M. KEITH
Foreword by Spencer Johnson, M.D.
“These are provocative and encouraging
statements, reminding us that there are no
guarantees or tangible rewards for doing
good in the world....Keith is obviously a
gifted and wise leader.”— Amazon.com.
Berkley 144 pp. 0-425-19543-0 $12.00
I’M PROUD OF YOU
My Friendship with Fred Rogers
A journalist recalls his friendship with
the icon of kindness, quoting extensively
from Fred Rogers’ letters to the author.
Includes a bibliography of Mr. Rogers’
favorite and oft-recommended books.
Gotham 208 pp. 1-592-40227-5 $20.00
Also available: You Are Special: Words of Wisdom
for All Ages from a Beloved Neighbor by Fred Rogers
Penguin 192 pp. 0-14-023514-0 $12.00
THE BOOK THAT CHANGED
MY LIFE: 71 Remarkable
Writers Celebrate the Books
That Matter Most to Them
ROXANNE COADY and
JOY JOHANNESSEN, editors
Various contributors—wrestlers, actors,
singers, monks, chefs, politicians, writers—share the single book that changed
their world views. Includes Elizabeth
Berg on The Catcher in the Rye; Da Chen
on The Count of Monte Cristo; Nelson
DeMille on Atlas Shrugged; Steven Brill
on The Making of the President, 1960;
Susan Vreeland on To Kill a Mockingbird;
Anita Diamant on A Room of One’s Own.
Gotham 176 pp. 1-592-40210-0 $17.50
Available October 2006