How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character Characters

Paul Tough
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Nadine Burke Harris

Nadine Burke Harris is the daughter of wealthy Jamaican immigrants raised in a well-off, mostly white neighborhood in San Francisco. Burke Harris became a pediatrician and opened a clinic in one of the poorest neighborhoods in San Francisco administering free immunizations. Although she enjoyed her work, Burke Harris was troubled by the number of traumatized children she saw in her clinic, and so she began work on ACE scores in the hopes of bettering the lifetime prospects of children in her neighborhood.

Elizabeth Dozier

Elizabeth Dozier is the unlikely product of an illicit relationship between a nun and a prison inmate, raised on her mother's meager sole income in Chicago. In her quest to give back to her troubled community, Dozier became an educator, and as part of President Bush's "No Child Left Behind" policy, took over as principal of Fenger High School. During the time...

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