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Author Paul Tough Lecture

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Snell Library 90 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, Boston

Author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character (2012), Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America (2008).

Paul has written extensively about education, child development, poverty, and politics, including cover stories in the New York Times Magazine on character education, the achievement gap, and the Harlem Children’s Zone. He has worked as an editor at the New York Times Magazine and Harper’s Magazine and as a reporter and producer for the public-radio program “This American Life.”

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Human Services, Northeastern Bookstore, Snell Library

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Karin Kiewra

Karin Kiewra left a positive review 11/8/2012

I enjoyed the talk thoroughly and bought my second Paul Tough book. More Q and A time would have been nice, but of course that is tough to manage/orchestrate. A terrific event. Thank you.

Katherine R Bailey

Katherine R Bailey left a positive review 11/8/2012


Karin Kiewra

Karin Kiewra 11/2/2012

This talk -- and this book -- is for all parents and would-be parents. Fascinating!