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A minor revolution : how prioritizing kids benefits us all / Adam Benforado.

Benforado, Adam, (author.).


"At the dawn of the twentieth century, a bright new age for children appeared on the horizon, with progress on ending child labor, providing public education, ensuring food and drug safety, combating abuse and neglect, and creating a juvenile justice system. But a hundred years on, the promised light has not arrived. Today, more than eleven million American children live in poverty and more than four million lack health insurance. Each year, we prosecute tens of thousands of kids as adults, while our schools crumble. We deny young people any political power, while we forgo meaningful action on the issues that matter most to them: gun violence, racism, inequality, and climate change. With compelling real-life stories, law professor Adam Benforado fashions a vivid and intimate portrait of what's at stake. We are there when three-year-old Ariel is placed in an orphanage after her parents are locked away for transporting marijuana; when thirteen-year-old Harold first gazes in disbelief upon the immaculate green lawn of an elite private school, after a childhood of rusted chain link and asphalt play yards; when seventeen-year-old Wylie is hit with a paddle by his public-school principal as punishment for taking a moment of silence to protest gun violence. The root cause of nearly every major challenge we face-from crime to poor health to poverty-can be found in our mistreatment of children. And we all pay the cost when we ignore the evidence on the value of early intervention, investment, and empowerment. But in that sobering truth is also the key to effectively changing our fate as a nation. Drawing on the latest scientific research into the remarkable capabilities and crucial needs of young people, A Minor Revolution offers a bold vision for the future. We must put children first, in our budgets and policies, in developing products and enacting laws, in our families and communities. Childhood is the window of opportunity for all of us"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781984823045
  • ISBN: 1984823043
  • Physical Description: 329 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The First Years: The Right to Attachment -- Early Childhood: The Right to Investment -- Late Childhood: The Right to Community -- Early Adolescence: The Right to Be a Kid -- Late Adolescence: The Right to Be Heard -- On the Cusp of Adulthood: The Right toStart Fresh -- The Invisible Kid: What Holds Us Back -- Stop and Give a Thought: What Change Looks Like.
Subject: Children's rights > United States.
Child abuse > United States.
Child welfare > United States.

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


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North Kansas City Public Library 362.70973 BENFORADO 2023 (Text) 0001012504791 Nonfiction New Available -

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