Whatever It Takes – by Paul Tough Description:

Whatever It Takes As Paul Tough shows Canada is a man…who knows what it takes to ensure that every child has a fair shot in life.–Bill Clinton Paul Tough shows from the inside how the nations most important work gets done. – Adrian Nicole Leblanc Powerful and hopeful disturbing and daring its one important book. Essential even.–Alex Kotlowitz Paul Tough takes on one of the biggest questions going: how do you teach people to be successful?–Stephen Dubner [A] moving account of . . . giving Harlems children access to the same dreams as children in New Yorks most privileged neighborhoods.–Marian Wright Edelman [E]asily the most compelling and potentially the most important book on the problem of poverty in urban America in years.–Michael Pollan [A] must-read for any American committed to solving our nations greatest social injustice–Wendy Kopp Teach for America The question of whether these terribly disadvantaged kids will fail or succeed takes on all the nail-biting urgency of any high-stakes novelistic thriller. –Elizabeth Gilbert [This] account of this visionary man in Harlem changed my understanding of poverty in America it …made me feel hopeful.–Ira Glass [T]his book gives readers a solid look at the problems facing poor communities and their reformers as well as good cause to be optimistic about the future. Publishers Weekly Outstanding literary nonfiction distinguished by in-depth reporting compelling writing and deep thinking. Kirkus Reviews Starred A remarkable book … a story more gripping and inspiring than youd imagine social policy could possibly be. Gentlemans Quarterly This unflinching book will motivate us all to take action and make our schools places of possibility and hope.–Essence This is an engrossing look at a visionary man and a bold experiment Booklist ALA Starred Review Whatever It Takes – by Paul Tough