FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Margaret Juhae Lee’s Starry Field

Starry Field is a poignant memoir by journalist Margaret Juhae Lee, who sets out on a search for her family’s history lost to the darkness of Korea’s colonial decades, and contends with the shockwaves of violence that followed them over four generations and across continents.   Preface ORIGIN STORY Once upon a time there was a

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Do You Teach Computer Science?

You can search for books across this discipline through our course lists, which cover Algorithms / Advanced Data Structures, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Security, Introduction to Computer Science, Web Programming and Development, and more. Algorithms / Advanced Data Structures Artificial Intelligence Computer Security   Introduction to Computer Science   Web Programming and Development    

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Scott Doorley and Carissa Carter’s Assembling Tomorrow

Assembling Tomorrow is a powerful guide to why even the most well-intentioned innovations go haywire, and the surprising ways we can change course to create a more positive future, by two celebrated experts working at the intersection of design, technology, and learning at Stanford University’s acclaimed d.school. Illustrated by Armando Veve.   Introduction On the Verge

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FROM THE PAGE: Illustrations from Marjane Satrapi’s Woman, Life, Freedom

Woman, Life, Freedom (Seven Stories Press) is an urgent, groundbreaking and visually stunning new collection of graphic story-telling about the present Iranian revolution, using comics to show what would be censored in photos and film in Iran. Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis, returns to graphic art with this collaboration of over 20 activists, artists, journalists, and

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Jonathan Haidt’s The Anxious Generation

In The Anxious Generation, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt lays out the facts about the epidemic of teen mental illness that hit many countries at the same time. He then investigates the nature of childhood, including why children need play and independent exploration to mature into competent, thriving adults. Haidt shows how the “play-based childhood” began to

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Sola Mahfouz and Malaina Kapoor’s Defiant Dreams

Sola Mahfouz was born in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 1996, the year the Taliban took over her country for the first time. They banned television and photographs, presided over brutal public executions, and turned the clock backward on women’s rights, practically imprisoning women within their own homes and forcing them to wear all-concealing burqas. At age

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Books for World Refugee Day

We are sharing books for World Refugee Day on June 20th to bring light to the struggles refugees currently face. By sharing the individual stories of refugees whose lives have been dismantled and who have moved beyond catastrophic circumstances, we hope to inspire education on how to contribute to creating a world in which people

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Julie Bogart’s Becoming a Critical Thinker

Becoming a Critical Thinker is a practical resource to grow students’ ability to think well in an age of information overload. At a time when we’re constantly flooded with contradictory information and opinions, critical thinking skills are more important than ever. This accessible workbook is full of valuable insights, thought-provoking questions, and useful exercises to help

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Jaclyn Moyer’s On Gold Hill

In 2012, 25-year-old Jackie Moyer—the daughter of a forbidden marriage between a white American father and a Punjabi American mother—leased 10 acres of land in Gold Hill, California, and embarked on a career in organic farming. With a fractured relationship to her heritage, Moyer saw an opportunity for repair when she learned of a nearly

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Clayton Page Aldern’s The Weight of Nature

The march of climate change is stunning and vicious, with rising seas, extreme weather, and oppressive heat blanketing the globe. But its effects on our very brains constitute a public-health crisis that has gone largely unreported. Based on seven years of research, this book by the award-winning journalist and trained neuroscientist Clayton Page Aldern, synthesizes

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