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Robert Coles

Robert Coles

·4.26·17,469 Ratings
“ Respond to every call that excites your spirit. ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination

    1990·
    ·3.82·247 Ratings
    The Call of Stories presents a study of how listening to stories promotes learning and self-discovery.
  • The Spiritual Life of Children

    1991·
    ·3.88·180 Ratings
    In this eighth and final volume in his Pulitzer Prize­winning Children of Crisis series, Coles examines the religious and spiritual lives of children. By using children's own words and pictures, Coles presents their deepest feelings.
  • Dorothy Day: A Radical Devotion

    1989·
    ·4.14·205 Ratings
    Robert Coles first met Dorothy Day over thirty-five years ago when, as a medical student, he worked in one of her Catholic Worker soup kitchens. He remained close to this inspiring and controversial woman until her death in 1980. His book, an intellectual
  • Children of Crisis: Selections from the Pulitzer Prize-winning five-volume Children of Crisis series

    2003·
    ·4.03·53 Ratings
    In the 1950s Robert Coles began studying, living among, and, above all, listening to American children. The results of his efforts--revealed in five volumes published between 1967 and 1977--constitute one of the most searching and vigorous social studies
  • When Invisible Children Sing

    2006·
    ·4.22·230 Ratings
    Expecting to treat some mildly ill children from the streets of Bolivia on a quick “service trip,” an idealistic young medical student gets more than he bargained for when he takes a year off from Harvard Medical School to work at an orphanage in La P
  • Death at an Early Age

    1985·
    ·4.22·792 Ratings
    In this National Book Award-winning book, Kozol unflinchingly exposes the disturbing "destruction of hearts and minds in the Boston public school." A new Epilogue assesses the last 20 years of the educational system.
  • The Moral Intelligence of Children: How to Raise a Moral Child

    1998·
    ·3.5·110 Ratings
    Robert Coles, one of America's leading authorities on young people, explores in this book a question crucial for many people today: How can you raise a child to be a good person whose moral character and strong values will steer and sustain him through li
  • In the Deep Heart's Core

    2003·
    ·3.91·153 Ratings
    In the fall of 1997, Michael Johnston went to the rural Mississippi Delta — the "deep heart's core" of the South — as a member of the Teach for America program, to become an English teacher in one of the poorest districts in the nation. At Greenville
  • The Doctor Stories

    1984·
    ·3.94·412 Ratings
    These writings, together with Dr. Robert Coles's enthusiastic appraisal of teaching Williams and Dr. William Eric Williams's personal and touching filial account, "My Father, the Doctor," make up an intriguing and timely study of the poet as a physician o
  • Viper's Tangle

    2005·
    ·4.06·1,128 Ratings
    The masterpiece of one of the twentieth century’s greatest Catholic writers, Vipers’ Tangle tells the story of Monsieur Louis, an embittered aging lawyer who has spread his misery to his entire estranged family. Louis writes a journal to explain to th
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