A Minor Revolution: How Prioritizing Kids Benefits Us All


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$28.99  $26.96
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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6.36 X 9.47 X 1.23 inches | 1.27 pounds

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About the Author

Adam Benforado is a professor of law at Drexel University. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, he served as a federal appellate law clerk and an attorney at Jenner & Block. He is the author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller Unfair and numerous scholarly articles and popular essays. Adam Benforado lives in Philadelphia with his wife and their two children.


"Ambitious . . . His unifying argument is anti-inertial. . . . The book blew my mind."--Salon

"Adam Benforado has created a powerful new way to look at American society through the lens of our children: at once our biggest assets and our most vulnerable members. He weaves compelling real-life stories with legal and economic analysis to deliver a bracing indictment of our society's self-sabotage. He doesn't end there, however; his final recommendations for how to change course are both revolutionary and accessible."--Heather McGhee, New York Times bestselling author of The Sum of Us

"An urgent call for us to rethink our societal priorities and start putting children first. Adam Benforado doesn't just expose the wrongs done to kids around the world and in our own backyards--he offers a road map for righting them."--Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast Re: Thinking

"A Minor Revolution is a major revelation. With a prosecutor's precision and a reformer's passion, Adam Benforado has crafted an agenda-setting book--one that offers a startling look at the present and a hopeful path for the future."--Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Regret, Drive, and A Whole New Mind

"Adam Benforado's accessible new book combines vividly written case studies with a comprehensive review of the latest scientific research to offer a simple but radical prescription for what ails America--put our kids first. It is a must-read for anyone of any political persuasion who is concerned with restoring the American dream of equal opportunity and upward mobility."--Robert D. Putnam, New York Times bestselling author of Our Kids

"A Minor Revolution is a gripping read and an essential companion to Heather McGhee's The Sum of Us. Adam Benforado insightfully chronicles the never-ending cycle of intergenerational harms created from our failure to prioritize children in our public policies. Yet we are left hopeful about the future because his powerfully argued reforms are within our grasp. A Minor Revolution will forever challenge the way you think about America's treatment of her children."--Dorothy A. Brown, author of The Whiteness of Wealth

"A Minor Revolution sounds an alarm bell we all should have heard one hundred years ago. Maybe, maybe, this time we'll listen."--Janti Soeripto, president and CEO of Save the Children US

"A thoughtful and practical manifesto for large-scale reform . . . Benforado argues persuasively for the need to prioritize children's welfare by the government, the law, businesses, and the community as a whole."--Kirkus Reviews

"In this persuasive and wide-ranging study, [Benforado] show[s] an urgent need to 'put children first.' . . . . Deeply researched and passionately argued, this is an irrefutable call for change."--Publishers Weekly