How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

by Paul Tough

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Overview

A foremost The 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.


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ISBN-13: 9780544104402
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Pages: 231
Sales rank: 87,277
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

PAUL TOUGH is the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America. He has written extensively about education, child development, and poverty in cover stories for the New York Times Magazine, and in The New Yorker, Slate, GQ, Esquire, and the New York Times.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
1. How to Fail (And How Not to) 1
2. How to Build Character 49
3. How to Think 105
4. How to Succeed 48
5. A Better Path 176
Acknowledgments 199
Notes on Sources 203
Index 223

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"Well-written and bursting with ideas, this will be essential [listening] for anyone who cares about childhood in America." —-Kirkus Starred Review

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