How Children Succeed
Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
Publication Date: September 2012
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Paul Tough, author of Whatever It Takes, 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 the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America. Paul has written extensively about education, child development, poverty, and politics, including cover stories in the New York Times magazine on character education, the achievement gap, and the Harlem Children's Zone. He has worked as an editor at the New York Times magazine and Harper's magazine and as a reporter and producer for the public radio program "This American Life." He was the founding editor of Open Letters, an online magazine. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Slate, GQ, Esquire, and Geist, and on the op-ed page of the New York Times. He lives with his wife and son in New York. Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash's guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney's Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renee Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Dan has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has been twice named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received several AudioFile Golden Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly. He has narrated books by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Roth as well as by Pat Conroy, Andre Dubus III, John Green, Nora Roberts, and Dean Koontz. Dan lives in the Detroit, Michigan, area with his wife, Tracee Mae, and their daughter, Frances Rose.
"Well-written and bursting with ideas, this will be essential [listening] for anyone who cares about childhood in America." ---Kirkus Starred Review