Garbage Bag Suitcase: A Memoir

“I always felt isolated and alone” in foster care, begins Shenandoah Chefalo in “Garbage Bag Suitcase.” “As soon as I understood that the suffering I felt as a child was being felt by millions of other children, I knew it was time to write this book . . .

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Book Review: The Therapist’s Notebook for Children and Adolescents

“The Therapist’s Notebook for Children and Adolescents" is a compendium of useful tools to support children and teens — with useful information geared toward clinical professionals as well as youth workers and those designing youth programs . . .

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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

“This is the domain of addiction, where we constantly seek something outside ourselves to curb an insatiable yearning for relief or fulfillment . . .

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You Are Not Special: … And Other Encouragements

What’s the matter with kids these days? What’s the matter with parents? Don’t get David McCullough Jr. started . . .

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Worlds Apart: Poverty and Politics in Rural America

“Why do some families stay mired in poverty generation after generation, and why are some regions of the country chronically poor and depressed . . .

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Bullied Kids Speak Out

Bullied Kids Speak Out: We Survived — How You Can Too

“When I was in school, I never thought it would get better. I can still hear my classmates laughing at me . . .

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Funding Sources for Children and Youth Programs

Funding Sources for Children and Youth Programs

“Funding Sources for Children and Youth Programs” is a well-organized print directory that provides a bountiful amount of information about public, private and governmental funding opportunities for grant seekers . . .

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Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence

In “Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence,” Goleman presents the complex workings of the brain for the nonscientist and describes how focus is nurtured, maintained and protected . . .

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Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

In writing “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us,” Michael Moss, a New York Times reporter, and recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer for explanatory reporting, tells the inside stories about how food giants and their processed foods attract and keep consumers — especially young people . . .

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