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978-0-7618-3843-2 • Paperback • November 2007 • $44.99 • (£35.00)
978-1-4616-2708-1 • eBook • November 2007 • $42.50 • (£30.00)
Chapter 1 Introduction: Why Is Storytelling So Important?
Chapter 2 Kindness
Chapter 3 Courage
Chapter 4 Respect
Chapter 5 Perseverance
Chapter 6 Love
Chapter 7 Responsibility
Chapter 8 Family/Relationships
Chapter 9 Self-Discipline
Chapter 10 Honesty
Part 11 Appendix for Educators
Urban Dreams is a remarkable book, capturing the words and values of children and adolescents, many from challenging backgrounds. It reflects the insight, spirt, love, and resilience of youth rather than their despair. It also demonstrates that youngsters are willing to share their thoughts and feelings when encouraged to do so. This book will serve as a powerful catalyst for discussions among youth and adults.
— Robert Brooks, Faculty, Harvard Medical School and co-author, Raising Resilient Children
To learn, a child must have a bond with a teacher and believe in the possibility of a dream, however simple or grand. Read these stories and you will be reminded of the wisdom and possibility of young learners. Consider the authors and you will realize that dreams are sometimes strongest when they emerge from a struggle. Hang on the words and you will be reminded of your own belief in a better world.
— Tim Shriver, Chairman, International Special Olympics and Chairman, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
This book is a must read for every superintendent, principal, guidance counselor, teacher, parent, adult and child. The stories will make you laugh, cry, fill you with joy, and inspire you to make a difference in your own schools and community.
— Peggy Sweeney, Vice President of Programs, National Liberty Museum, and Former Director of the Laws of Life Essay Contest, John Templeton Found