How Children Succeed
Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
By Paul Tough
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780544104402, 256pp.)
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
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A foremost New Yorker and New York Times journalist reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others fail – and of how to move individual children toward their full potential for success.
Paul Tough is an editor at the New York Times Magazine and one of America’s foremost writers on poverty, education, and the achievement gap. His reporting on Geoffrey Canada and the Harlem Children’s Zone originally appeared as a Times Magazine cover story. He lives with his wife in New York City.