Whatever It Takes : Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America

Whatever It Takes : Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America

Details

Author(s)
Paul Tough
Format
Paperback | 310 pages
Dimensions
132 x 203 x 23mm | 249g
Publication date
10 Sep 2009
Publisher
Cengage Learning, Inc
Imprint
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Publication City/Country
Boston, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0547247966
ISBN13
9780547247960
Bestsellers rank
208,393

Description

What would it take?

That was the question that Geoffrey Canada found himself asking. What would it take to change the lives of poor children&;not one by one, through heroic interventions and occasional miracles, but in big numbers, and in a way that could be replicated nationwide? The question led him to create the Harlem Children&;s Zone, a ninety-seven-block laboratory in central Harlem where he is testing new and sometimes controversial ideas about poverty in America. His conclusion: if you want poor kids to be able to compete with their middle-class peers, you need to change everything in their lives&;their schools, their neighborhoods, even the child-rearing practices of their parents.

Whatever It Takes is a tour de force of reporting, an inspired portrait not only of Geoffrey Canada but also of the parents and children in Harlem who are struggling to better their lives, often against great odds. Carefully researched and deeply affecting, this is a dispatch from inside the most daring and potentially transformative social experiment of our time.


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