Best Children's Studies Social Science Books
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1. Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans
Author: by Michaeleen Doucleff
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The oldest cultures in the world have mastered the art of raising happy, well-adjusted children. What can we learn from them? Hunt, Gather, Parent is full of smart ideas that I immediately wanted to force on my own kids.
Pamela Druckerman, The New York Times Book ReviewWhen Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff becomes a mother, she examines the studies behind modern parenting guidance and finds the evidence frustratingly limited and the conclusions often ineffective. Curious to learn about more effective parenting approaches, she visits a Maya village in the Yucatn Peninsula.
There she encounters moms and dads who parent in a totally different way than we doand raise extraordinarily kind, generous, and helpful children without yelling, nagging, or issuing timeouts. What else, Doucleff wonders, are Western parents missing out on? In Hunt, Gather, Parent, Doucleff sets out with her three-year-old daughter in tow to learn and practice parenting strategies from families in three of the world’s most venerable communities: Maya families in Mexico, Inuit families above the Arctic Circle, and Hadzabe families in Tanzania.
Author: by Neil Gaiman
The mental well-being of children and adults is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why. And he knows what we can do. “We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children.”Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
In his 25 years as an emotion scientist, he has developed a remarkably effective plan to improve the lives of children and adults a blueprint for understanding our emotions and using them wisely so that they help, rather than hinder, our success and well-being.
The core of his approach is a legacy from his childhood, from an astute uncle who gave him permission to feel. He was the first adult who managed to see Marc, listen to him, and recognize the suffering, bullying, and abuse he’d endured.
And that was the beginning of Marc’s awareness that what he was going through was temporary. He wasn’t alone, he wasn’t stuck on a timeline, and he wasn’t wrong to feel scared, isolated, and angry. Now, best of all, he could do something about it.
4. The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma and Adversity
Author: by Nadine Burke Harris M.D.
An extraordinary, eye-opening book. People 2018 National Health Information Awards, Silver Award A rousing wake-up call … This highly engaging, provocative book prove[s] beyond a reasonable doubt that millions of lives depend on us finally coming to terms with the long-term consequences of childhood adversity and toxic stress.
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was already known as a crusading physician delivering targeted care to vulnerable children. But it was Diegoa boy who had stopped growing after a sexual assaultwho galvanized her journey to uncover the connections between toxic stress and lifelong illnesses.
The stunning news of Burke Harris’s research is just how deeply our bodies can be imprinted by ACEsadverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect, parental addiction, mental illness, and divorce. Childhood adversity changes our biological systems, and lasts a lifetime. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the fascinating scientific insight and innovative, acclaimed health interventions in The Deepest Well represent vitally important hope for preventing lifelong illness for those we love and for generations to come.
5. Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother
Author: by Sonia Nazario
An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and morethe definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, this page-turner about the power of family is a popular text in classrooms and a touchstone for communities across the country to engage in meaningful discussions about this essential American subject.
Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops.
But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers. As Isabel Allende writes: This is a twenty-first-century Odyssey. If you are going to read only one nonfiction book this year, it has to be this one.
6. I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids
Author: by Kyle Schwartz
Da Capo Lifelong Books
One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill-in-the-blank in this sentence: “I wish my teacherknew _.” The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were heartbreaking-all were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order to create an open, safe and supportive place in the classroom.
When Schwartz shared her experience online, #IWishMyTeacherKnew became an immediate worldwide viral phenomenon. Schwartz’s book tells the story of #IWishMyTeacherKnew, including many students’ emotional and insightful responses, and ultimately provides an invaluable guide for teachers, parents, and communities.
7. The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story
Author: by David Crow
Spur Award Winner for Best Western First Nonfiction Book Spur Award Finalist for Best Western Contemporary Nonfiction IPPY Silver Award for Best Memoir Next Generation Indie Award for Best Memoir (Overcoming Adversity) International Book Award for Best True Crime Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal, Nonfiction DramaA violent ex-con forces his son to commit crimes in this unforgettable memoir about family and survival.
Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his three siblings idolized their dad, a self-taught Cherokee who loved to tell his children about his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lieseven murder.
Intimidating David with beatings, Thurston coerced his son into doing his criminal bidding. David’s mom, too mentally ill to care for her children, couldn’t protect him. Through sheer determination, David managed to get into college and achieve professional success. When he finally found the courage to refuse his father’s criminal demands, he unwittingly triggered a plot of revenge that would force him into a deadly showdown with Thurston Crow.
8. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook: Heal the Hidden Wounds from Childhood Affecting Your Adult Mental and Physical Health
Author: by Glenn R. Schiraldi PhD
New Harbinger Publications
Practical skills for healing the hidden wounds of childhood traumaWe’re all a product of our childhood, and if you’re like most people, you have experienced some form of childhood trauma. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are at the root of nearly all mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Memories associated with ACEs imprint on a child’s brain, and can manifest themselves mentally and physically throughout adulthoodeven decades after the traumatic incident. So, how can you begin healing the deep wounds of ACEs and build strength and resilience? In this innovative workbook, trauma specialist Glenn Schiraldi presents practical, evidence-based skills to help you heal from ACEs.
In addition to dealing with the symptoms, you’ll learn to address the root cause of your suffering, change the way your brain responds to stress and the outside world, and soothe troubling memories. Using the trauma-informed and resilience-building practices in this book, you will:Understand how toxic childhood stress is affecting your healthRewire disturbing imprints in your brain using cutting-edge skillsLearn how to regulate stress and emotional arousalDiscover why traditional psychological approaches might not be helpingKnow when and how to find the right kind of therapy Childhood trauma doesn’t have to define you for the rest of your life.
9. To Raise a Boy: Classrooms, Locker Rooms, Bedrooms, and the Hidden Struggles of American Boyhood
Author: by Emma Brown
To Raise a Boy is a clear-eyed and sometimes shocking view of the world that we have created for boys, and a call for change. Peg Tyre, author of the New York Times bestseller The Trouble with Boys A stunning work of investigative journalism that looks at the systems and structures that have failed our boys.
Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her A journalist’s searing investigation into how we teach boys to be menand how we can do better. How will I raise my son to be different? This question gripped Washington Post investigative reporter Emma Brown, who was at home nursing her six-week-old son when the #MeToo movement erupted.
In search of an answer, Brown traveled around the country, through towns urban and rural, affluent and distressed. In the course of her reporting, she interviewed hundreds of peopleeducators, parents, coaches, researchers, men, and boysto understand the challenges boys face and how to address them.
What Brown uncovered was shocking: 23 percent of boys believe men should use violence to get respect; 22 percent of an incoming college freshman class said they had already committed sexual violence; 58 percent of young adults said they’ve never had a conversation with their parents about respect and care in sexual relationships.
10. The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It
Author: by Warren Farrell Ph.D.
What is the boy crisis? It’s a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science. It’s a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women.
It’s a crisis of fathering. Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison. It’s a crisis of purpose. Boys’ old sense of purposebeing a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinnerare fading.
Many bright boys are experiencing a “purpose void,” feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification. So, what is The Boy Crisis? A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers, and policymakers can do to help our sons become happier, healthier men, and fathers and leaders worthy of our respect.
11. Touchpoints-Birth to Three
Author: by T. Berry Brazelton
Da Capo Lifelong Books
From America’s most beloved pediatrician comes the classic guide to a child’s physical, emotional, and behavioral developmentAll over the U.S. And in over twenty countries around the world, Touchpoints has become required reading for anxious parents of babies and small children.T.
Berry Brazelton’s great empathy for the universal concerns of parenthood, and honesty about the complex feelings it engenders, as well as his uncanny insight into the predictable leaps and regressions of early childhood, have comforted and supported families since its publication in 1992.
In this completely revised edition Dr. Brazelton introduces new information on physical, emotional, and behavioral development. He also addresses the new stresses on families and fears of children, with a fresh focus on the role of fathers and other caregivers.
This updated volume also offers new insights on prematurity, sleep patterns, early communication, toilet training, co-sleeping, play and learning, SIDS, cognitive development and signs of developmental delay, childcare, asthma, a child’s immune system, and safety. Dr. Sparrow, Brazelton’s co-author on several other books, brings a child psychiatrist’s insights into the many perennial childhood issues covered in this comprehensive book.
12. There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America
Author: by Alex Kotlowitz
This is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago’s Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect.
13. Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
Author: by Leonard Sax
Why America’s sons are underachieving, and what we can do about it. Something is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago.
The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A’s, her brother Justin is goofing off. He’s more concerned about getting to the next level in his videogame than about finishing his homework.
In Boys Adrift, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys.
He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication.
14. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
Author: by Paul Tough
Drop the flashcardsgrit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call. PeopleWhy do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs.
But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control. How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators, who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character.
Through their storiesand the stories of the children they are trying to helpTough reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people’s lives. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents doand do notprepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty.
15. A Child's Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country (A Child's Introduction Series)
Author: by Jabari Asim
Black Dog & Leventhal
A comprehensive, entertaining look at heroes, heroines, and critical moments from African American history – from the slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement – by award-winning author Jabari Asim. Jabari Asim goes beyond what’s taught in the classroom to reveal a fact-filled history of African American history through politics, activism, sports, entertainment, music, and much more.
You’ll follow the road to freedom beginning with the slave trade and the middle passage through the abolitionist movement and the Civil War where many African Americans fought as soldiers. You’ll learn how slave songs often contained hidden messages and how a 15-year-old Jamaican-born young man named Clive Campbell helped to create hip-hop in the early 1970’s.
You’ll experience the passionate speeches, marches, and movements of the Civil Rights era along with and the sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and many others. Along the way there are dozens of profiles of political trailblazers like Shirley Chisholm, the first black women elected to Congress in 1968; dominants athletes like Tiger Woods who, in 1995, was only the second African American to play in a Master’s Golf Tournament which he went on to win in 1997; popular musicians like Miles Davis, one the most influential artists of the twentieth century; and inspiring writers like Toni Morrison, the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in literature.
16. The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids
Author: by Alexandra Robbins
The bestselling author of Pledged returns with a groundbreaking look at the pressure to achieve faced by America’s teens In Pledged, Alexandra Robbins followed four college girls to produce a riveting narrative that read like fiction. Now, in The Overachievers, Robbins uses the same captivating style to explore how our high-stakes educational culture has spiraled out of control.
During the year of her ten-year reunion, Robbins goes back to her high school, where she follows heart-tuggingly likeable students including “AP” Frank, who grapples with horrifying parental pressure to succeed; Audrey, whose panicked perfectionism overshadows her life; Sam, who worries his years of overachieving will be wasted if he doesn’t attend a name-brand college; Taylor, whose ambition threatens her popular girl status; and The Stealth Overachiever, a mystery junior who flies under the radar.
Robbins tackles teen issues such as intense stress, the student and teacher cheating epidemic, sports rage, parental guilt, the black market for study drugs, and a college admissions process so cutthroat that students are driven to suicide and depression because of a B.