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Please Stop Laughing at Me...One Woman's Inspirational Story Please Stop Laughing at Me...One Woman's Inspirational Story
by Jodee Blanco

While other children were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee Blanco was trying to figure out how to go from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls.



The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome
by Caroline Taggart

It's no myth: The legacy of the ancient Greeks and Romans touches each of us in some way every day. In fact, the great thinkers from this period laid the foundation for much of our language, art, architecture, and science. Unfortunately, learning about such things can often be oh, so boring. But nil desperandum (do not despair). It's really no Herculean task. With The Classics, author Caroline Taggart presents a lively refresher course of the most important "stuff" you need to know.



True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things with You (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things with You (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)
by William Irwin with George A. Dunn and Rebecca Housel

Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape of vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, True Blood, the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris's bestselling The Southern Vampire Mysteries, has a rich collection of themes to explore, from sex and romance to bigotry and violence to death and immortality.



Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World
by Rafe Esquith

One of America's most celebrated educators teaches parents how to create extraordinary children-in the classroom and beyond.



Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture
by Kirsten Olson

While reformers and policymakers focus on achievement gaps, testing, and accountability, millions of students mentally and emotionally disengage from learning and many gifted teachers leave the field. Ironically, today's schooling is damaging the single most essential component to education -- the joy of learning.



Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them
by Jenifer Fox, M.Ed.

Your Child's Strengths will give parents and teachers the tools to discover strengths in three main areas: Activity Strengths, Relationship Strengths, and Learning Strengths.



I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff
by Judy Parkinson

Featuring all the mnemonics you’ll ever need to know, this fun little book will bring back all the simple, easy-to-remember rhymes from your childhood—once learned, fix the information in the brain forever—such as learning to count by reciting “One, Two, buckle my shoe, Three, Four, knock at the door.” Packed with clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious—and sometimes hilarious—sayings that can be used to solve a problem or cap an argument.



The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do About It The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do About It
by Tony Wagner

Despite the best efforts of educators, our nation’s schools are dangerously obsolete. Instead of teaching students to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers, we are asking them to memorize facts for multiple choice tests. This problem isn’t limited to low-income school districts: even our top schools aren’t teaching or testing the skills that matter most in the global knowledge economy.



Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
by Rafe Esquith

In a rough Los Angeles neighborhood plagued by violence, there is an exceptional public school classroom called Room 56 . . . The fifth-graders inside are either immigrants or children of immigrants; most live in poverty and few speak English as their first language.



Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World
by Dan Kindlon, PhD

Following on the heels of his groundbreaking bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys comes another important work on adolescents and gender from author Dan Kindlon.



The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids
by Alexandra Robbins

High school isn't what it used to be. With record numbers of students competing fiercely to get into college, schools are no longer primarily places of learning. They're dog-eat-dog battlegrounds in which kids must set aside interests and passions in order to strategize over how to game the system.



Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions
by Alison Cooper Chisolm and Anna Ivey

Using examples drawn from actual admissions decisions, Anna Ivey will help you dramatically improve your applications and your chances of landing a spot at the school of your choice.