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  • Myth of the Spoiled Child

    Myth of the Spoiled Child : Coddled Kids, Helicopter Parents, and Other Phony Crises

    Author: Alfie Kohn

    Product Code: 5978
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon Press
    Publication Date: 3/8/2016

    A prominent and esteemed critic challenges widely held beliefs about children and parenting, revealing that underlying each myth is a deeply conservative ideology that is, ironically, often adopted by liberal parents.

    Price: $17.00

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  • Nature and Walking

    Nature and Walking

    Authors: Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Product Code: 4788
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon
    Publication Date: 7/1/1994


    Price: $14.00

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  • New and Selected Poems Vol. 1

    New and Selected Poems Vol. 1

    Author: Mary Oliver

    Product Code: 4691
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon
    Publication Date: 4/1/1994


    Price: $18.00

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  • New and Selected Poems, Volume Two

    New and Selected Poems, Volume Two : New Poems

    Author: Mary Oliver

    Product Code: 5622
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon Press
    Publication Date: 4/15/2007


    Price: $16.00

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  • Nina Here Nor There

    Nina Here Nor There : My Journey Beyond Gender

    Author: Nick Krieger

    Product Code: 4722
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon Press
    Publication Date: 5/10/2011


    Price: $15.00

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  • Notes of a Native Son

    Notes of a Native Son

    Author: James Baldwin

    Product Code: 4158
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon Press
    Publication Date: 11/20/2012

    A new edition of the book many have called James Baldwin's most influential work


    Price: $15.00

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  • Odd Clauses

    Odd Clauses : Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions

    Author: Jay Wexler

    Product Code: 4996
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon Press
    Publication Date: 9/4/2012

    An innovative, insightful, often humorous look at the Constitution's lesser-known clauses, offering a fresh perspective on the document's relevance today

    Price: $16.00

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  • On the Same Track

    On the Same Track : How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle Against Resegregation

    Author: Carol Corbett Burris

    Product Code: 6427
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon Press
    Publication Date: 3/17/2015

    A public school principal's account of the courageous leaders who have dismantled the tracking systems in their schools in order to desegregate classrooms

    Price: $20.00

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  • One Teacher in Ten in the New Millenium

    One Teacher in Ten in the New Millenium : LGBT Educators Speak Out About What's Gotten Better, and What Hasn't

    Editor: Kevin Jennings

    Product Code: 6454
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon Press
    Publication Date: 8/25/2015

    Twenty completely new stories of negotiating the triumphs and challenges of being an LGBT educator in the twenty-first century

    Price: $17.00

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  • Ordinary Time

    Ordinary Time : Cycles in Marriage, Faith, and Renewal

    Author: Nancy Mairs

    Product Code: 4979
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon
    Publication Date: 6/1/1995


    Price: $20.00

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  • Our Grandchildren Redesigned

    Our Grandchildren Redesigned : Life in the Bioengineered Society of the Near Future

    Author: Michael Bess

    Product Code: 8302
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon Press
    Publication Date: 9/6/2016

    A panoramic overview of biotechnologies that can endlessly boost human capabilities and the drastic changes these "superhuman" traits could trigger

    Price: $22.00

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  • Out Law

    Out Law : What LGBT Youth Should Know About Their Legal Rights

    Author: Lisa Keen

    Product Code: 4047
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon
    Publication Date: 5/25/2007


    Price: $13.00

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  • Outlaw Marriages

    Outlaw Marriages : The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples

    Author: Rodger Streitmatter

    Product Code: 4998
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon Press
    Publication Date: 5/7/2013

    The engaging untold stories of fifteen prominent same-sex couples who defied cultural norms and made significant contributions to American history.

    Price: $16.00

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  • Overdiagnosed

    Overdiagnosed : Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health

    Authors: H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa M. Schwartz, Steven Woloshin

    Product Code: 4876
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon Press
    Publication Date: 1/3/2012


    Price: $15.00

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  • Owls and Other Fantasies

    Owls and Other Fantasies : Poems and Essays

    Author: Mary Oliver

    Product Code: 4109
    Binding Information: Paperback
    Publisher: Beacon
    Publication Date: 4/15/2006


    Price: $16.00

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