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The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents

Rosalind Wiseman

Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, Cultures of Dignity

Charlie Kuhn

Co-Founder and CEO, Cultures of Dignity

Dec 3 2020

Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty

Kahran and Regis Bethencourt

Founders, CreativeSoul Photography

Natalie Moore

Journalist and author

Nov 30 2020

Wiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good

Dilip V. Jeste, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care; Estelle and Edgar Levi Memorial Chair in Aging; Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging; Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at UC San Diego; Co-Director of the UCSD-IBM Center on Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living

Howard C. Nusbaum, Ph.D.

Stella M. Rowley Professor of Psychology and Director/Founder of the Center for Practical Wisdom, The University of Chicago

Nov 19 2020

The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans

Eben Kirksey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Deakin University

Britt Wray, Ph.D.

Science writer, broadcaster, and researcher

Nov 11 2020

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

David Epstein

Author and Journalist

Joy Hurd

Head of Lake Forest Country Day School

Oct 21 2020

College During COVID: Lessons from the Science of Adolescence

Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Temple University

John Duffy, Psy.D.

Clinical psychologist and author of The Available Parent and Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

Oct 13 2020

When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids

Abigail Gewirtz, Ph.D.

Child psychologist and Director of the Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health at the University of Minnesota

Renee Dominguez, Ph.D.

Clinical psychologist and Executive Director, Family Service Center of Wilmette, Glenview, Northbrook and Kenilworth

Oct 8 2020

On Making: Exploring the Creative Process

Cozbi A. Cabrera

Multimedia artist and author

Jason Reynolds


Oct 6 2020