Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy

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Product Details

Price
$18.00
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.99 X 0.85 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812982633

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About the Author

Emily Bazelon is a senior editor at Slate, a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine, and the Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School. Before joining Slate, she worked as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, and lives in New Haven with her husband and two sons. This is her first book.

Reviews

"Intelligent, rigorous . . . [Emily Bazelon] is a compassionate champion for justice in the domain of childhood's essential unfairness."--Andrew Solomon, The New York Times Book Review

"[Bazelon] does not stint on the psychological literature, but the result never feels dense with studies; it's immersive storytelling with a sturdy base of science underneath, and draws its authority and power from both."--New York

"A humane and closely reported exploration of the way that hurtful power relationships play out in the contemporary public-school setting . . . As a parent herself, [Bazelon] brings clear, kind analysis to complex and upsetting circumstances."--The Wall Street Journal

"Bullying isn't new. But our attempts to respond to it are, as Bazelon explains in her richly detailed, thought-provoking book. . . . Comprehensive in her reporting and balanced in her conclusions, Bazelon extracts from these stories useful lessons for young people, parents and principals alike."--The Washington Post

"A serious, important book that reads like a page-turner . . . Emily Bazelon is a gifted writer, and this powerful work is sure to place childhood bullying at the heart of the national conversation--right where it belongs."--Susan Cain, author of Quiet

"Bullying is misunderstood. Not all conflict between kids is bullying. It isn't always clear who is the bully and who is the victim. Not all--or even most--kids are involved in bullying. And bullying isn't the only factor in a child's suicide, ever. Emily Bazelon, who wrote about the subject for Slate in 2010, here expands her reporting in an important, provocative book about what we can--and can't--do about the problem."--The Boston Globe

"In Sticks and Stones . . . journalist and editor Emily Bazelon brings a sure hand and investigative heft to her exploration of bullying, which, in the era of social media, includes both digital and old-fashioned physical cruelty."--Los Angeles Times