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In Defense of Childhood by Chris Mercogliano

In Defense of Childhood

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In Defense of Childhood by Chris Mercogliano
Paperback $16.00
Aug 01, 2008 | ISBN 9780807032879

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Mercogliano is, in effect, a cultural therapist. . . offering fresh new ideas and creative solutions. Ultimately, he is what all good therapists are: a purveyor of hope.—Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia

“With deep insight, Mercogliano shows how our society is suppressing children’s creative energies. But he also brings a positive message, showing how we can help young people break through conventional restraints and pursue their passions. This is a beautiful, searching, and inspiring book.”—William Crain, author of Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children Be Children in Our Achievement-Oriented Society

“A very strong and attractive book.”—John Taylor Gatto, author of Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

“Mercogliano’s book, full of insight, enthusiasm and hope, is as readable and practical as it is illuminating.”—Publisher’s Weekly

“Recommended for academic libraries and large child development collections in public libraries.”—Library Journal

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