by Rafe Esquith
In a rough Los Angeles neighborhood plagued by violence, there is an exceptional public school classroom called Room 56 . . . The fifth-graders inside are either immigrants or children of immigrants; most live in poverty and few speak English as their first language.
Following on the heels of his groundbreaking bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys comes another important work on adolescents and gender from author Dan Kindlon.
High school isn't what it used to be. With record numbers of students competing fiercely to get into college, schools are no longer primarily places of learning. They're dog-eat-dog battlegrounds in which kids must set aside interests and passions in order to strategize over how to game the system.
Using examples drawn from actual admissions decisions, Anna Ivey will help you dramatically improve your applications and your chances of landing a spot at the school of your choice.