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A Pledge with Purpose: Black Sororities and Fraternities and the Fight for Equality

This comprehensive overview of BGLOs and their commitment to achieving socioeconomic equality for black Americans will appeal to readers wishing to learn about the African American collegiate experience throughout the 20th century.

Won’t Lose This Dream: How an Upstart Urban University Rewrote the Rules of a Broken System

Gumbel relies on clear analysis and rich anecdotes to explain how one school helped its students thrive. A superb work for anyone interested in higher education.
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Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School

This important addition to the literature on the academic experience will appeal to graduate students, those considering grad school, and anyone looking to expand their understanding of academia.
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The Fifth Wave: The Evolution of American Higher Education

Crow and Dabars support their exciting new paradigm for American universities with extensive data, theoretical frameworks, and integration of research in the field, illuminating their argument for a new approach to higher education that will better serve American society and democracy.
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Free Speech and Liberal Education: A Plea for Intellectual Diversity and Tolerance

For higher education professionals and scholars eager to understand and confront issues of free speech suppression at colleges and universities.
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Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough

A well-researched work of interest to parents and educators.
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Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible

This is an inspiring account that reminds us that with trust and empathy, there’s no limit to what students and teachers can accomplish together.
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Nontraditional: Life Lessons from a Community College

An encouraging, uplifting work that will inspire both college students and teachers, as well as those considering returning to school.
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Learning by Heart: An Unconventional Education

Wagner writes with passion, and his curiosity, grit, and love of learning will inspire anyone interested in becoming a better teacher.

Major Decisions: College, Career, and the Case for the Humanities

The authors clearly demonstrate the value of the humanities in this well-researched and convincing work. Anyone interested in higher education, particularly those advising students or considering a major in the humanities will find an encouraging message.
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Overturning Brown: The Segregationist Legacy of the Modern School Choice Movement

This brief treatment will likely seem cursory to scholars of race, racism, and education in U.S. history, but those unfamiliar with the topic will emerge with a new understanding of how indelibly racism has shaped our collective attitudes and policies regarding the public provision of education for all.
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50 Yale Admission Success Stories: And the Essays That Made Them Happen

Though the book is specific to Yale, it will entice students competing for admission at any highly selective college that requires writing samples and seeks well-rounded, intellectually curious students. Parents and academic advisers guiding students through the admissions process will also benefit from this work.
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Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want To Be Effective Teachers

An original take on pedagogy, this is an ideal pick for the recent PhD graduate who is suddenly thrust into teaching their first 101 course.

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight To Save America’s Public Schools

This extensive analysis is required reading for anyone concerned about American education. 

Teaching About Race and Racism in the College Classroom: Notes from a White Professor

Addressing racism in the classroom is difficult but vital. This insightful and accessible resource is recommended for educators in any discipline, at any level, who want to speak more effectively about race and racism.

The Last Negroes at Harvard: The Class of 1963 and the 18 Young Men Who Changed Harvard Forever

Essential reading for those interested in civil rights, racial identity, and higher education.

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The Power in the Room: Radical Education Through Youth Organizing and Employment

Readers interested in the intersection of political activism, economics, community, and education will find ample food for thought in Gillen’s insightful call for action.
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Nothing Succeeds Like Failure: The Sad History of American Business Schools

A lively choice for readers who are skeptical of the claims of business schools to train leaders with an ethical perspective.
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The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies

This work will resonate with liberals dismayed by the notion of structural or systemic oppression but falls short of making a persuasive case that the struggle for equity, diversity, and inclusion within academe is in danger of tyrannical overreach.

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Teaching U.S. History Through Sports

General readers and educators will find much to spark their imaginations in this thoughtful work, from lists of resources to ways of connecting athletic history to larger social and cultural issues

The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

Drawing on broad reading and visits to campuses across the country, Tough’s work offers an indictment of American society and political structures and persuasively argues that universities must fulfill the American commitment to equality of opportunity
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Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost

Zaloom provides a clear-sighted and timely analysis of this issue. Recommended for readers interested in the cultural and economic implications of the current student debt crisis
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Unequal Higher Education: Wealth, Status, and Student Opportunity

This slim but supremely dense academic work offers insight into the business of education from the point of view of researchers who care about education for education’s sake.

Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant

This stunning, engaging work highlights the strength and courage of women who fought for their future against centuries of patriarchy. Perfect for readers interested in seeing how far women have come--and how far they still have yet to go.

The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System—and How To Fix It

Essential reading for teachers, education administrators, and policymakers alike.

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What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Truth, and Equality on Campus

A thoughtful, convincing response to those demanding unlimited access to university platforms.

The Natural Laws of Children: Why Children Thrive When We Understand How Their Brains Are Wired

An indispensable resource for teachers and parents alike, this highly readable book offers strategies, anecdotes, and evidence without downplaying the complexity of the cognitive science that informs it.

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Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls

Readers with an interest in students’ welfare will appreciate the author’s insight and suggestions for providing safe, inclusionary schools for all.

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Let the Children Play: Why More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive

An excellent offering for parent activists, education students, and school administrators.
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College Admissions Cracked: Saving Your Kid (and Yourself) from the Madness

While there are many books on this topic, parents and students will find Shulman’s monthly schedules and to-do lists very helpful.

American Higher Education Since World War II: A History

This reliable, broadly researched, and thorough study from a knowledgeable expert is strongly recommended for serious readers interested in higher education and American social trends.

I Wish for Change: Unleashing the Power of Kids To Make a Difference

Inspiring and instructive, this well-researched work is a must-read for teachers as well as administrators, parents, coaches, and mentors

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Getting Schooled: Inside the Book That for Decades Has Guided the Collegebound

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You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education

For adults who are looking for ways to use schooling to help their children achieve happy, constructive lives.
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Rethinking School: How To Take Charge of Your Child's Education

For parents seeking support and advice for ways to address their discontent with their children's schooling.
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The Struggle To Reform Our Colleges

Highly recommended for educators, legislators, parents, and students.
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The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat

The result is that Tomar’s account of higher education asks more questions than it answers. If you read the article “The Shadow Scholar” and want to know more about Tomar’s motivations and opinions, this book is for you.
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Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids, and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education Reform

Recommended for anyone interested in an inspirational story of a school beating the odds, and especially those readers looking for different perspectives on the debate about education reform. [See Prepub Alert, 3/1/12.]
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I’d Like To Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High

Danza’s heart is in the right place, and his respect for teachers comes through loud and clear. Though he offers little new insight, the book is easy to read and will remind readers of the struggle many students, teachers, and administrators endure daily. [See Prepub Alert, 4/15/12.]
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That Book About Harvard: Surviving the World’s Most (In)famous University One Embarassment at a Time

A light-hearted and raunchy story of frat boy–style college adventures, this book is written with skill and (a kind of) grace. An enjoyable addition to the genre.
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In the Crossfire: Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform

This is a fascinating look into one of education’s more successful but less prominent figures, and will find an audience with educators, historians, and the general public.
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A Year Up: How a Pioneering Program Teaches Young Adults Real Skills for Real Jobs with Real Success

Highly recommended. Chertavian’s inspirational blueprint for successful social entrepreneurship serves students as an on-ramp to the economic mainstream while compensating for flaws in the education system. The story of Year Up is moving, the insights noteworthy, and the results laudable. [See Prepub Alert, 2/5/12.]
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