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Serving Productive Time

by Tom Lagana & Laura Lagana Health Communications Inc (January 01, 2010)

From the coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul—a program that develops positive change for inmates and their loved ones 

With their books Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul and Chicken Soup for...


Our Better Angels

by J. David Smith Skyhorse (June 28, 2016)

Do children and adults with disabilities enrich our lives? Far more than most people imagine.

Our Better Angels is a testament to the value of individuals with disabilities and the value that society could derive...


The Autism Job Club

by Michael S. Bernick & Richard Holden Skyhorse (March 03, 2015)

The Autism Job Club is a groundbreaking book for bringing adults with autism and other neuro-diverse conditions into the work world.

The book has its basis in the autism job club that the authors have been part...


Cruel to Be Kind: Part 3 of 3: Saying no can save a child’s life

by Cathy Glass HarperElement (September 07, 2017)

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered...


Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child’s life

by Cathy Glass HarperElement (September 07, 2017)

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered...


Cruel to Be Kind: Part 2 of 3: Saying no can save a child’s life

by Cathy Glass HarperElement (August 31, 2017)

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered...


The Silent Witness: Part 3 of 3

by Casey Watson HarperElement (June 01, 2017)

‘I’m so sorry, Casey,’ my link worker John said, sounding weary. ‘I know this is probably the worst time I could ring you, but we desperately need someone to take a child tonight.’

It’s the night...


The Silent Witness: Part 2 of 3

by Casey Watson HarperElement (May 25, 2017)

‘I’m so sorry, Casey,’ my link worker John said, sounding weary. ‘I know this is probably the worst time I could ring you, but we desperately need someone to take a child tonight.’

It’s the night...


The New Children and Near-Death Experiences

by P. M. H. Atwater & Joseph Chilton Pearce Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (November 06, 2003)

Presents an in-depth look at children who have experienced the near-death phenomenon and the heightened abilities that these children exhibit

• Provides compelling evidence for the existence of a generation...


The Silent Witness: Part 1 of 3

by Casey Watson HarperElement (May 18, 2017)

‘I’m so sorry, Casey,’ my link worker John said, sounding weary. ‘I know this is probably the worst time I could ring you, but we desperately need someone to take a child tonight.’

It’s the night...


Nobody’s Son: All Alex ever wanted was a family of his own

by Cathy Glass HarperElement (February 23, 2017)

Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows.

When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged 7, her immediate reaction is: Why can’t he stay with...


The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty

by Joan Price Cleis Press (December 22, 2014)

The population over age 50 is larger than ever in history. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 32.1 percent of the U.S. population were age 50 and over in 2011. This demographic is also healthier, more aware,...


A Thousand Naked Strangers

by Kevin Hazzard Scribner (January 05, 2016)

A former paramedic’s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta’s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe....


Engaged Buddhism in the West

by Christopher S. Queen Wisdom Publications (November 12, 2012)

Engaged Buddhism is founded on the belief that genuine spiritual practice requires an active involvement in society. Engaged Buddhism in the West illuminates the evolution of this new chapter in the Buddhist...


No Place Left to Bury the Dead

by Nicole Itano Atria Books (November 20, 2007)

EVERY DAY in Africa, approximately 7,000 men, women, and children are erased from the face of this planet by the devastating AIDS virus that -- even after more than two and a half decades -- continues to wreak...


Me to We

by Craig Kielburger & Marc Kielburger Touchstone (March 25, 2008)

For everyone who has ever yearned for a better life and a better world, Craig and Marc Kielburger share a blueprint for personal and social change; with stories drawn from over a decade of their experience as...


Childhood Unbound

by Ron Taffel Free Press (January 06, 2009)

Dr. Ron Taffel, one of the country's most sought-after child-rearing experts, draws on decades of counseling experience and extensive conversations with parents nationwide to offer an original and inspiring...


Character Matters

by Thomas Lickona Atria Books (March 10, 2004)

Award-winning psychologist and educator Thomas Lickona offers more than one hundred practical strategies that parents and schools have used to help kids build strong personal character as the foundation for...


The Concussion Crisis

by Linda Carroll & David Rosner Simon & Schuster (September 13, 2011)

FOR FAR TOO LONG, the menace of concussions has been hidden in plain sight. On playing fields across America, lives are being derailed by seemingly innocuous jolts to the head. From the peewees to the pros,...


The Other America

by Michael Harrington & Maurice Isserman Scribner (January 01, 1900)

In the fifty years since it was published, The Other America has been established as a seminal work of sociology. This anniversary edition includes Michael Harrington’s essays on poverty in the 1970s and ’80s...


From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Edition

by Walter I. Trattner Free Press (November 01, 2007)

Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's From Poor Law to Welfare State has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States. The only comprehensive...


The Caregivers

by Nell Lake Scribner (February 11, 2014)

A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers—spouses, parents, and friends of the elderly and ill—illuminating critical issues of old age,...


Interstate 69

by Matt Dellinger Scribner (August 24, 2010)

Interstate 69 is an enlightening journey through the heart of America. With this epic tale of one vast and controversial road project, Matt Dellinger brings to life the country’s complex political, social,...


365 Ways To Change the World

by Michael Norton Atria Books (January 02, 2007)

You want to make a difference in the world, but don't know where to begin. Now you can. Here is just the guide to lots of exciting ways that are more personal and fun than merely writing a check. For every day...


Catching Out

by Dick J. Reavis Simon & Schuster (February 16, 2010)

Reavis reported to a labor hall each morning hoping to “catch out,” or get job assignments. To supplement his savings for retirement, the sixty-two-year-old joined people dispatched by an agency to manual...


Child and Adolescent Treatment for Social Work Pra

by Teresa Aiello Free Press (May 11, 2010)

An excellent introductory text for the beginning social work student.  Dr. Aiello's unique style organizes and categorizes well what can be an overwhelming bombardment in disorganized clinical studies.  Highly...


The American Way of Eating

by Tracie McMillan Scribner (February 21, 2012)

The New York Times bestselling work of undercover journalism in the tradition of Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed that fully investigates our food system to explain what keeps Americans from eating well—and...


Wish You Happy Forever

by Jenny Bowen HarperOne (March 11, 2014)

Wish You Happy Forever chronicles Half the Sky founder Jenny Bowen's personal and professional journey to transform Chinese orphanages—and the lives of the neglected girls who live in them—from a state of...


One Day the Soldiers Came

by Charles London HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Today, in violence-torn regions across the globe, 20 million children have been uprooted, orphaned, or injured by war, famine, and poverty. This is their story . . . and ours.

In this powerful and unforgettable...


Once Upon a Town

by Bob Greene HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

In search of "the best America there ever was," bestselling author and award-winning journalist Bob Greene finds it in a small Nebraska town few people pass through today—a town where Greene discovers the...


Poor People

by William T. Vollmann HarperCollins (October 05, 2010)

That was the simple yet groundbreaking question William T. Vollmann asked in cities and villages around the globe. The result of Vollmann's fearless inquiry is a view of poverty unlike any previously offered....