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Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide

This practical account offers a straightforward rundown of suggestions and solutions for anyone wishing to learn more about public policy in the Unites States and why Medicare for All is such an important topic. It will especially peak the interest of anyone drawn to policy reform.
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Unexpected: Parenting, Prenatal Testing, and Down Syndrome

A slow, scholarly read, this work provides insight into a segment of the population rarely explored in the literature.
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Beyond the Sand and Sea: One Family’s Quest for a Country to Call Home

A simultaneously disheartening and uplifting journey for readers interested in social justice, racial politics, and current events.

Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought

It’s time people listen to Black lesbians and utilize that knowledge into action to improve lives. This book is a gateway into that action. An essential component to any social science shelf, this is transformative, vital reading.
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A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me--And You

A unique blend of memoir and social history that should have broad appeal to anyone who has breasts or has ever worn a bra.
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The Montessori Baby: A Parent’s Guide to Nurturing Your Baby with Love, Respect, and Understanding

Parents who resonate with this philosophy will find this book a must-read.

Parent Like It Matters: How To Raise Joyful, Change-Making Girls

This recommended title has insights and practical tips for raising change-making girls.
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Working with Worry: A Workbook for Parents on How To Support Anxious Children

A helpful resource for the many children (and parents) who struggle during these anxious times.
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Plunder

This thoughtful and thought-provoking memoir of family secrets and family lore, like Daniel Mendelsohn’s The Lost, will appeal to readers of family histories.Shorto, Russell

Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone

As many of us rethink the power dynamics that shape our jobs and workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jaffe’s passionate call to reimagine our relationships with work and one another, and imagine new possibilities, is indispensable reading.
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Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home

Overall, this fascinating, sometimes brutal, and in a few minor instances, rambling narrative will grasp the attention of readers interested in the Holocaust and modern German history.
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You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility

The latest from Gurwitch will have readers rolling with laughter one minute and picking up the phone to commiserate with friends or family the next. The author is a delightful eccentric aunt-to-all with her wit, caring, and unbeknown-to-her wisdom. For fans of Nora Ephron and Sloane Crosely alike.

Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration

A worthy companion to the lauded Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, this is essential reading for all who care about justice in contemporary America.
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Opening Minds: A Parents’ Guide to Teaching for Thinking at Home

This work will prove valuable for teachers and parents with its hands-on activities.
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In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities Are Plundering Our Cities

Those interested in trends in urban planning or ethnic studies will appreciate Baldwin’s thoughtful exploration of urban campus sprawl.
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The Girl Explorers: The Untold Story of the Globetrotting Women Who Trekked, Flew, and Fought Their Way Around the World

Zanglein comprehensively covers a wide range of accomplished women, and does all of them justice. This book is perfect for those interested in women’s history and adventure stories.
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The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage

An extensive and definitive account of competing visions of American health care that will be of particular interest to readers curious about the process of creating policy and those interested in reform. Cohn’s accessible writing makes for an absorbing, fast-paced narrative
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Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen: The Essential Conversations You Need To Have with Your Kids Before They Start High School

This volume will provide help for communicating with middle schoolers about the things that matter.

Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am

This engrossing account, which reads like a novel, offers a combination of riveting personal stories and little-known history, and will draw in readers from the first page. A must-read.
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Surviving Adolescence: Helping Teens Endure the Roller Coaster Ride

Straight-talking and practical, this book is a quick read with guidance on many of the topics parents “google.”
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The Music Advantage: How Music Helps Your Child Develop, Learn, and Thrive

Though a slow read at times, this title shows the value of music education on brain development and includes practical tips for harnessing melody and rhythm to increase learning in all areas.
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The ABCs of Being Mom: Advice and Support from the Mom Next Door, Birth Through Kindergarten

Though much of the development information provided is basic, it may be helpful to newer moms, and parts II and III contain useful hints and resources.
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Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob

This thoughtful and thought-provoking memoir of family secrets and family lore, like Daniel Mendelsohn’s The Lost, will appeal to readers of family histories.Shorto, Russell
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Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America

This moving, relatable story is sure to resonate with patrons who, if not already serving as a caregiver, may find themselves taking on that role soon enough. A recommended purchase for library collections.

Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence

A searing, yet sensitive account of vulnerability and redemption that will find a wide audience.
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Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas

Lovato’s revealing story enables us to look within minds and hearts that have been molded by immigrants’ experiences in their home country and their adopted one. A worthwhile account that brings a personal face to a complex, nuanced issue.
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Water, Wood, and Wild Things: Learning Craft and Cultivation in a Japanese Mountain Town

Travel readers who appreciate off-the-beaten-path locales and local cuisine will enjoy this dreamy account.

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The Gran Tour: Travels with my Elders

For readers who delight in witty accounts of travel with an Anglophile flair, this is a hilarious guide to the road in the company of retirees.

Winter Pasture: One Woman’s Journey with China’s Kazakh Herders

Readers who enjoy descriptive writing about challenging lives will love this work.
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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

Winchester’s large audience will enjoy this well-worded, interdisciplinary look into the relationship between humans and the land.
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A Beginner’s Guide to America

Although narrated as advice for incoming immigrants, this personal, yet practical account is intended to challenge misconceptions and biases that native-born U.S. citizens have toward documented and undocumented immigrants. It is highly recommended for all.

Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy

Meticulously researched, compassionate, and bold, this book should be read immediately and frequently returned to as a textual companion for the ongoing, reiterative work of antiracism.
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Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth about Where I Belong

A frank examination of one woman’s search for identity that will satisfy readers of personal narratives and Black history alike.

The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

A must read for anyone interested in the history of 20th-century women’s lives, fashion, publishing, and New York.

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Men Who Hate Women: From Incels to Pickup Artists: The Truth about Extreme Misogyny and How It Affects Us All

Well-researched and meticulously documented, Bates’s book on the power and danger of masculinity should be required reading for us all.

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Children Under Fire: An American Crisis

A carefully reasoned, compelling, and persuasive study of a crisis that requires immediate attention.
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The Good Hand: A Memoir of Work, Brotherhood, and Transformation in an American Boomtown

This lengthy volume will appeal to those interested in masculinity studies and memoirs dealing with family dysfunction, as well anyone curious about life in an oil boomtown during the early 2010s.
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The Women’s History of the Modern World: How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 Years

An interesting read for curious feminists and historians, even if the pacing and organization are sometimes uneven. Certainly, readers will learn a great deal, and the author’s enthusiasm for her subject is apparent from page one through the very end.

Information Activism: A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies

A scholarly examination, this account will also appeal to nonspecialist readers with a keen interest in queer and feminist history and activism, as well as the history of technology and communication.

Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons

A thought-provoking study of women and leadership and an outstanding contribution to this topic. Highly recommended.

Radical Belonging: How To Survive and Thrive in an Unjust World (While Transforming It for the Better)

Bacon has found their voice in this book, and it's a voice we all need to hear right now.

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Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is

Recommended for fans of Ehrlich’s other works, or those interested in climate change observation.
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Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age

An excellent contribution to literature on ancient civilization and complexity.

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Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty

A readable, well-documented legal history that will appeal to a broad audience.

White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind

Readers who have not yet taken the time to deeply consider how privilege impacts feminist movements will finish the book with new perspectives on the topic of gender equality.
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Against Civility: The Hidden Racism in Our Obsession with Civility

Zamalin’s brief and blunt critique of failures and successes in the struggle for human rights in the United States calls to readers who care about racial and social justice to commit to a progressive, multiracial democratic movement to fight oppression, end discrimination, and extend economic freedom. Critical reading.

Fear in Our Hearts: What Islamophobia Tells Us about America

Effectively showing the gulf between American ideals and reality, this book is recommended not only for those interested in American Muslims, but also for those interested in minority communities in general.

Violence in American Society: An Encyclopedia of Trends, Problems, and Perspectives

An ideal overview of American violence that will pique the interest of general readers and provide high school students and undergraduates with an outstanding resource for reports and background research.

Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause

Seidule openly confronts his own indifference to racism, and this absorbing book will be of value to anyone interested in how history informs our present.

HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style

Fans of the British royal family will enjoy this spirited retrospective, which should prove popular with a range of readers.
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White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America’s Racist History

This book makes a compelling argument that white America’s fear of interracial procreation was a driving concern in the creation and maintenance of segregation throughout the Jim Crow era; a thought-provoking read.
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Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents

In this time full of tumult and unrest, statistics already show a sharp increase in mental health issues in children and adolescents, and parents will be looking for resources to help. Recommended for its practical insights and tips.
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The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence

This book combines expertise with humble personal experience to show how modeling, believing in our children, and valuing learning instead of accolades will go a long way toward preventing addiction.
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Girlhood: Teens Around the World in Their Own Voices

Full of pictures and the unique voices of teenage girls in a variety of situations and cultures, this book provides a snapshot of teens’ lives around the world.
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Impossible Parenting: Creating a New Culture of Mental Health for Parents

This will prove a helpful volume to parents in the trenches.
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How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America

A seminal collection of perspectives that are often unheard or overlooked, this work deserves a broad audience.

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Raising Your Spirited Baby: A Breakthrough Guide to Thriving When Your Baby Is More—Alert and Intense and Struggles To Sleep

Sure to be a landmark book, Kurcinka’s well-researched advice may just be a sanity and sleep saver for new parents.

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

Oluo calls on us to do better because we deserve better, and her words will resonate with all ready to look inward and enact change.

Why Didn't We Riot?: A Black Man in Trumpland

An essential and powerful call for action asking us all to examine the role our silence plays in upholding white supremacy.

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America

Moving and meditative, this reckoning on Blackness, manhood, and self adds to Laymon's legacy as an influential writer.

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Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity

A revelatory, celebratory trip through the amazing diversity of Latinx.

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Teach Like a Human: Essays for Parents and Teachers

Hirsch’s book may prove helpful to those who have had to learn to balance teaching or facilitating with parenting since March 2020.

Black Futures

A significant offering for its timely, accessible documentation of writing, artwork, and thought around Black lives and Black futurity.

Down Along with That Devil’s Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy

O’Neill is a talented writer, and this powerful meditation on collective memory is necessary reading for knowing ourselves and our history.

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Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic

This thought-provoking collection of ruminations from Black women on how they thrive and struggle in the complex world today is particularly relevant to this moment but will remain an important text for years to come.
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The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America

Empathetic, candid, and curious, Zoellner has built an eclectic, eloquent guide to the social and physical landscapes of America.

The Best American Travel Writing 2020

An immersive, thought-provoking dive into myriad travel experiences. Highly recommended for both travel aficionados and general readers.
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The Handmade Charlotte Playbook: Crafts, Games and Recipes for Families To Do Together Throughout the Year

Pass on this poorly considered collection of projects.

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902

Relying on primary source materials, Seligman has created a highly readable and enjoyable account of this little-known episode in American history. Highly recommended, especially for those interested in American history and Jewish history, as well as gender and labor studies.
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Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture

A fascinating work of cultural studies that makes evident the continued power and threat of explicitly gendered food production and consumption in the 21st century. Recommended broadly for students and scholars of fields related to gender, culture, and consumption.

Life and Culture in Northeast India

Highly recommended for adventurers and armchair travelers who appreciate geographically isolated locales.
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Shipwrecked: Coastal Disasters and the Making of the American Beach

This accessible, thoughtful work is ideally suited for academic libraries, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses, and general readers of maritime history.
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The Women I Think About at Night: Traveling the Paths of My Heroes

A thought-provoking blend of history, biography, women’s studies, and travelog, this should appeal to readers interested in any of these subjects, and those who love eclectic narrative nonfiction.

The Last Giants: The Rise and Fall of the African Elephant

Expect interest from a range of readers, from young adults to environmentalists to animal lovers.

We Are Family: The Modern Transformation of Parents and Children

An essential, thought-provoking work that will serve as the foundation for future studies.
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Hire Right, Fire Right: A Leader’s Guide to Finding and Keeping Your Best People

Sound advice presented in a clear, easy-to-follow format. Hewerston’s breadth of knowledge spanning many work environments shows through a variety of examples and case studies.
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Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age

This book is aimed at managers trying to understand how to transform from traditional to digital businesses.
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Matrimony, Inc.: From Personal Ads to Swiping Right, a Story of America Looking for Love

An amusing history that charts the progression of the personals, and which makes “swiping right” seem less newfangled than it is.
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Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World

This thought-provoking work is recommended for economics faculty and students, and researchers in economics and history to “think differently” about these respected disciplines.
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The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias: How To Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-Performing Teams

Zealous branding aside, the authors speak from experience and provide solid advice for improving how we work (and live) together. Will appeal to a broad readership, particularly managers looking to add to their leadership toolbox, but also anyone who wants to check in on and work through their own unconscious bias.
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A Blessing: Women of Color Teaming Up To Lead, Empower and Thrive

Anyone interested in the role of Black women, and women in general, in business will learn a great deal from this well-argued book.
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The Delicate Art of Bureaucracy: Digital Transformation with the Monkey, the Razor, and the Sumo Wrestler

Readers involved in digital technology, as well as general readers interested in the place of bureaucracy in history and the contemporary world will gain a great deal from this insightful book, written by a master of the field.
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Island Zombie: Iceland Writings

this memoir will resonate with readers who have traveled to Iceland, those who have this place on a bucket list of destinations, and others who crave solitude as a journey, not minding storm and stress.
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No Safe Harbor: The Inside Truth About Cybercrime—and How To Protect Your Business

Business owners dealing with cybersecurity issues will find useful suggestions here, as well general readers interested in this vital problem.
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Unfiltered Marketing: 5 Rules To Win Back Trust, Credibility, and Customers in a Digitally Distracted World

An innovative, highly compelling study of how technological change, how the public receives information, and how CEOs and managers can effectively plan to achieve customer loyalty and trust.
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The Same River Twice: A Memoir of Dirtbag Backpackers, Bomb Shelters, and Bad Travel

Young adults and college students who are considering a gap year will be interested in this cautionary coming-of-age story.

Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

An essential work; highly recommended for scholars of the period and general readers interested in women’s history.
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Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood

In a time when the wars waged on women’s sexual bodies are happening in multiple, intersecting ways, especially through individual organizations and agencies’ attempts to stop women from asking for or receiving what they are legally allowed to request, Parravani’s story is cautionary and a call to action; as personal as it is political.

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Black Power Afterlives: The Enduring Significance of the Black Panther Party

Readers interested in Black Lives Matter and the current state of civil rights in America will find resonance in these essays, which help to broaden the Black Panther Party’s legacy both geographically and temporally.

Magic: A History; From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present

A fascinating exploration of magic’s hold on the human imagination.

Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage

Filling a need for research on Black love and marriage, this seminal social history will enlighten a variety of readers.

Flight Lines: Across the Globe on a Journey with the Astonishing Ultramarathon Birds

Bird and nature lovers will be enthralled.

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat

Everyone who has a fat family member, friend, acquaintance, or coworker should read this insightful book.

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

A necessary, insightful book that shines light on Black women underexplored in history. Jones writes narrative nonfiction at its best.
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Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

This highly recommended book provides a necessary view of overlooked history, and stands as a powerful reminder of those who have served a country that has rarely served them.

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The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Highly recommended for scholars interested in the Korean War from a cultural memory perspective. Readers seeking a more descriptive account of the conflict itself should consider Sheila Miyoshi Jager’s Brothers at War.
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America’s Racial Karma: An Invitation To Heal

Ward’s teachings focus on trauma informed resilience to liberate self and others. For readers who enjoyed Resmaa Menakem’s My Grandmother’s Hands and other works addressing how to recognize and heal racialized trauma.
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The Camel’s Neighbor: Travels and Travelers in Yemen

This combination of memoir and highlights of Yemen history will appeal to readers interested in the culture, history, and landscape of the Middle East.
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Raising Up Dreamers: Find and Grow Your Child’s God-Given Talents

Will have natural appeal to Christian audiences but may have a broader draw to any parents interested in encouraging their children’s unique gifts.
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12 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD

Parents of ADHD children will likely find this a helpful resource, though not all will agree with the author’s conclusions.
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