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

By Denise Phillippe | Published: April 25, 2014

By Denise Phillippe

Paul Tough’s book How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character belongs on the “must read” list of anyone raising children or working with them in a school or camp setting.

The ideas presented in the book are important related to raising any child from infancy and to working with children from impoverished backgrounds as well as with children being raised in such protected ways that they are shielded from life’s regular difficulties, which also serve as potential growth opportunities.

Book Review: Journeys to School

Published: April 23, 2014

Eric Falt, Guest Blogger

UNESCO designated April 23 as World Book Day to celebrate the importance of books and publishing. To recognize World Book Day 2014, Concordia Language Villages will post five book reviews over the next several weeks from a wide range of contributors.

Journeys to School is a book of stories. Stories about the lives of children across the world, striving against all odds for an education.

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