August 2012

A Memoir
by Tara Westover

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An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.” —The New York Times Book Review

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Watch a video of Tara Westover speaking at the 2019 meeting of the First-Year Experience®.

YOU, YOURYou, Your Child, and School CHILD, AND SCHOOL
by Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, and Lou Aronica

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The author of Creative Schools and The Element, and one of the world’s most influential educators, Robinson has had countless conversations with parents about the dilemmas they face. In this important new book, he offers clear principles and practical advice on how to support your child through the K-12 education system, or outside it if you choose to homeschool or un-school.  Dispelling many myths and tackling critical schooling options and controversies, You, Your Child, and School is a key book for parents to learn about the kind of education their children really need and what they can do to make sure they get it.

“[Robinson] offers an honest view of all the options available, giving adults the tools and insights they need to find schooling that is the best fit for each individual child. For adults who are looking for ways to use schooling to help their children achieve happy, constructive lives.” —Library Journal

You, You Child, and School provides common-sense advice and helpful tactics to guide parents in making the right educational choices for their children. This book will help parents tone down their own anxiety, exasperation, and worries over schooling, and make the best choices for their child, providing a far more enjoyable and productive learning experience for all.” —Kirkus Reviews

Seven Stories Press is announcing their new imprint, Triangle Square Books for young readers. The imprint will launch in Fall 2012 with four YA and Children’s titles: James Lecesne’s Trevor: A Novella, an illustrated YA edition of Ronald Takaki’s revered classic, A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff; Andri Snaer Magnason’s illustrated chapter book, The Story of the Blue Planet, and Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl without Sight by Laurie Rubin, a memoir from an aspiring young opera singer and performer who happens to be blind.

Upcoming books from the imprint will include Jared Diamond’s The Third Chimpanzee for Kids, Volumes 1 & 2 of The Graphic Canon for Kids, and a YA edition of Octavia E. Butler’s classic Parable of the Sower.