Reviews of The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard, Strategic Inquiry: Starting Small for Big Results in Education, The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio To Win the Presidency, plus a full list of Social Sciences reviews from the November 1, 2013 issue.
Brewster, Joe & Michèle Stephenson. American Promise: Raising Black Boys To Succeed in School and in Life. Spiegel & Grau. Jan. 2014. 400p. ISBN 9780812994483. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780812994490. EDUCATION The black male achievement gap is a real problem even for successful parents like Harvard-trained psychiatrist Brewster and Columbia Law School graduate Stephenson, who became […]
Beam, Cris. To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care. Houghton Harcourt. Aug. 2013. 352p. ISBN 9780151014125. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780547999531. FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Beam should be able to clarify how badly our current foster care system fails the half million children in its charge; she’s not just a Lambda Literary […]
by Terry Lamperski, Carnegie Lib. of Pittsburgh, and Lisa M. Jordan, Johnson Cty. Lib., KS Belli, Brita. The Autism Puzzle: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates. Seven Stories. 2012. 208p. index. ISBN 9781609803919. $23.95. PSYCH Freelance journalist Belli looks beyond the autism and vaccine controversy to examine how new information […]
Millions of college kids soon will head off to school, taking with them extralong twin sheets, shiny new computers, and ramen noodles. They have likely already bought their course books, but for added context, and to support blooming interests, here are some subject-specific books librarians can offer to engage students in the wider applications of […]