Monday, August 19, 2013

Happy Birthday, President Clinton!

Don't Know Much About the Presidents (revised edition) By Kenneth C. Davis Illustrated by Pedro Martin Kenneth C. Davis, author of the popular Don’t Know Much About series, just added a new blog post about President Bill Clinton in honor of his birthday. To check out the post, which includes some fun, fast facts and a short reflection on Clinton’s presidency, please click here!

Updates to Gilbert King's Fall Travel Schedule

Devil in the Grove By Gilbert KingA gripping true story about murder, rape, racism, and the law, Gilbert King’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Devil in the Grove follows one of America’s most heated court cases, and paints a rare, unparalleled portrait of Thurgood Marshall, arguably the greatest American lawyer of 20th century. Just as he was about to bring the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education to the Supreme Court, Marshall risked his life to save a young black man slated for the electric chair—exonerating him, against all odds, from dying for a crime he did not commit.  

Following his Pulitzer win, King has been speaking all over the country, and will continue to do so this fall. For those of you who would love to see him, here are some highlights from his fall travel schedule:

September 4: King will be at the University of Virginia to address The Forum, a one-hour public-affairs television program taped before a live audience and broadcast on more than 100 public television stations across the country. 

September 26: He's speaking to a large crowd at the NYS Writer's Institute at the University of Albany.

October 26: King travels to the Tampa Book Festival.

And he'll be at the Miami Book Fair in late November.

For more updates from King, you can check out his blog here

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dr. Madeline Levine's TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL Out in Paperback!

Teach Your Children Well By Madeline Levine, PhDWe’re happy to announce that Teach Your Children Well: Why Values and Coping Skills Matter More Than Grades, Trophies, or “Fat Envelopes” is now available in paperback! 

In Teach Your Children Well, psychologist Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestseller The Price of Privilege, brings together cutting-edge research and thirty years of clinical experience to dispel the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. This powerful new book serves as a toolbox for parents, educators, and counselors alike, who are looking for ways to reverse the escalating rates of emotional problems and lack of learning engagement so frequently found among America’s children and teens. 

Offering tangible methods to help kids thrive in today’s high-stakes, competitive culture, Dr. Levine shows educators and parents how to develop practices—both at home and at school—that concentrate on enabling children’s academic success and cultivating a sense of purpose, well-being, and connection in their lives.

Dr. Levine has traveled all across the country, speaking on school campuses to rave reviews:

"Dr. Levine's presentation at Trinity School was stellar. Her views on child development resonated with parents and educators alike, and gave the audience substantive advice on raising happy and healthy children in the 21st Century."
Liz Ball, Trinity School

"Working with Madeline was fantastic. She was an outstanding speaker and the event was a huge success... Madeline was a fantastic speakershe was able to connect with the audience on both an entertaining and personal level. Her message was well received and there is still a buzz in the community."
Ian Kennedy, Collingwood School

If you would like information on how to bring Madeline Levine to your school, please contact our Speakers Bureau here

And, you can take a peek inside the book here