Award Winning Books: Education

Animals at Play

Rules of the Game

Marc Bekoff

Animal Behavior Society's Outstanding Children's Book Award, 2009

What can we learn from watching animals play?

32 pages | 9 x 7 | 24 color illustrations


Beyond the Schoolhouse Gate

Free Speech and the Inculcation of Values

Robert Wheeler Lane

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1995

A pragmatic inquiry into student speech, public schooling and the First Amendment

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

Comprehending Columbine

Ralph W. Larkin

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2009

The definitive book on the school massacre that shocked a nation

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 6 figures, 20 halftones, 1 map


Growing Up with Television

Everyday Learning Among Young Adolescents

JoEllen Fisherkeller

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2002

A powerful interdisciplinary book on how young adults watch—and learn from—television

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables


Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts

Charting the Future of Teaching the Past

Sam Wineburg

Winner of the Frederic W. Ness Award, The Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2002

How do historians know what they know?

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables 3 figures 3 halftones


The Magic of Children's Gardens

Inspiring Through Creative Design

Lolly Tai

Merit Award from the PA/DE American Society of Landscape Architects, 2017

An exploration of the purpose, beauty, and benefits of creating children’s outdoor environments in public gardens

376 pages | 8 x 10 | 697 color photos, 27 tables


The Struggling State

Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of Eritrea

Jennifer Riggan

Honorable Mention for the 2018 Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award from The Comparative and International Education Society

Examining Eritrean teachers’ paradoxical role of educating students forced into the military

258 pages | 6 x 9


Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies

Edited by Anne Enke

Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in Transgender Nonfiction, 2013

An argument for bringing transgender studies into women's studies departments and an exploration of the impact of trans issues in various aspects of higher education

268 pages | 6 x 9


Under New Management

Universities, Administrative Labor, and the Professional Turn

Randy Martin

Randy Martin, recipient of the American Sociological Association's Marxist Sociology Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015

A balanced review of the changing nature of the corporate university

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table


Veils and Daggers

A Century of <u>National Geographic</u>'s Representation of the Arab World

Linda Steet

The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Critics’ Choice Award, 2001

Critically unpacks National Geographic's portrayal of the Arab World

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 34 halftones


A is for Art Museum

Katy Friedland and Marla K. Shoemaker

Honorable mention in the 2008 American Association of Museums design competition

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a fun-filled primer for children and grown-ups to share

64 pages | 8.25 x 8.25 | 145 tables, 37 color illustrations