THE POWER OF A PLANT: A Teacher's Odyssey to Grow Healthy Mind and Schools
By Stephen Ritz
Publishing May 2, 2017
Stephen Ritz, founder of Green Bronx Machine, has devoted his teaching career to improving health and academic results for children in the South Bronx. He was a Top 10 Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize and is one of NPR’s 50 Greatest Teachers. His work has been featured by major media and in documentaries, including Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food. His TEDx talk has had more than a million views. Dubbed the Pied Piper of Peas, Ritz and his family reside in the Bronx and continue to farm with children all year round. His demonstration classroom, the National Health, Wellness, and Learning Center, is located at Community School 55 in the South Bronx.
BEAUTIFUL MONEY: The 4-Week Total Wealth Makeover
By Leanne Jacobs
“Leanne is educating women about money—a woman after my own heart."
--Nicole Lapin, New York Times bestselling author of Rich Bitch and Bitch Boss
"This book shares wealth wisdom with love and practicality. Read it, implement it, and watch as your beautiful, wealthy live emerges."
--Kate Northrup, Author of Money: A Love Story
T BONE BURNETT: A Life in Pursuit
By Lloyd Sachs
Top 10 Music Books of 2016
--No Depression (Read the entire list.)
"Sachs has created what will likely remain a definitive account.”
No Depression: Pursuing T Bone Burnett
WSJ: The Ballad of T Bone Burnett
Chicago Sun Times: In Pursuit of T Bone Burnett's Musical Magic
I WISH MY TEACHER KNEW: How One Question Can Change Everything for Kids
By Kyle Schwartz
New York Times: What Kids Wished Their Teacher Knew
CBS This Morning: I Wish My Teacher Knew Exercise Makes Personal Impact in Classroom
"A real passion for the kinds of teaching that better the lives of students is evident in Schwartz's every word, and her compassion and caring is contagious, making this book accessible to a wide range of readers."
--Library Journal (Starred Review)
UNDER THE BIG BLACK SUN: A Personal History of LA Punk
By John Doe with Tom DeSavia and Friends*
Foreword by Billie Joe Armstrong
*Exene Cervenka, Jane Wiedlin, Pleasant Gehman, Chris Morris, Henry Rollins,, Mike Watt, Robert Lopez, Teresa Covarrubias, Charlotte Caffey, Jack Grisham, Dave Alvin, Kristine McKenna (in order of appearance)
Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Grammy nominated for Best Spoken Word Album (audiobook)
John Doe on Fresh Air with Terry Gross
Esquire: The Often Forgotten Story of LA Punk
Vogue: The 19 Things We're Most Excited about Seeing in 2016
Rolling Stone: 3 Great Rock Books
THE BIG FIX: Hope After Heroin
By Tracey Helton Mitchell
“Tracey Helton went from street junkie, hooking for heroin, to wife, mother of three and PTA treasurer—a tale of one woman’s rise out of despair and enslavement to find self-reliance, joy and hope. As we face repairing the wreckage caused by our nationwide opiate scourge, her story is one so many Americans now need to hear.”
—Sam Quinones, journalist and author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
Tracey Helton Mitchell on Fresh Air with Terry Gross
Read about The Heroin Heroine of Reddit
New York Times: Fighting Heroin with My Mother at My Side
THE ACHIEVEMENT HABIT: Stop Wishing, Start Doing and Take Command of Your Life
by Bernard Roth
"Roth’s avuncular tone, gentle persuasion and concrete advice will convince you that turning yourself into an achievement superstar is not only possible, it’s inevitable."
New York Times: Design Thinking for a Better You
Bernard Roth is the Rodney H. Adams Professor of Engineering and the academic director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) at Stanford University.
by Stephen Kurkjian
--The New York Times (Read the entire review.)
"Engrossing real-life crime story."
--Kirkus (Read the entire review.)
"Like a mystery novel."
--Bookpage (Read the entire review.)
Stephen Kurkjian is one of the most acclaimed investigative reporters in the country. A veteran of the Boston Globe, he is the paper's former Washington Bureau Chief and a founding member of its investigative Spotlight Team. Kurkjian has won more than 25 national and regional awards including the Pulitzer Prize on three occasions.
THE PRICE OF ADMISSION
by Daniel Golden
The Washington Post Best Nonfiction Finalist
"Deserves to be a classic"
Provocative and stimulating...a disturbing expose"
--The Washington Post (Read the entire review.)
"A delicious account of gross inequities in high places"
--The New York Times (Read the entire review.)
"A muckraking morality tale with many villains and few heroes"
--The New York Review of Books (Read the entire review.)
"A heavy-hitting, name-naming expose"
--Publishers Weekly (Read the entire review.)
Daniel Golden is the Pulitzer winning journalist and former Deputy Bureau Chief at the Boston bureau of The Wall Street Journal. He won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting. In 2010, his reports about the questionable recruiting practices of for-profit colleges resulted in Congressional hearings where his story was read in its entirety into the Congressional record and for which he won the George Polk award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He curently is executive editor at ProPublica and working on his next book to be published by Henry Holt.
FOR BETTER: The Science of a Good Marriage
by Tara Parker Pope
"The most credible and interesting marital self-help book of all time..."
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