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Troublemakers (Kobo eBook)
Popular topic: As evidenced by the success of Solomon’s Far from The Tree and Alfie Kohn’s works, there is a need for (and great interest in) books on how schools, teachers, and families deal—and don’t deal—with children and young people who challenge adults in various ways.
Well-qualified author: Shalaby is a former elementary school teacher who is a wonderful writer. She is a research fellow at the University of Michigan and is well connected in several top graduate schools of education—Harvard, Brown, Wellesley. She is also deeply involved in the Education for Liberation Network, a nationwide coalition of educators, youth, community organizers, and researchers who provide a natural audience for the book and will help promote it beyond their cadre.
Material: May include some artwork from the children profiled in the book.