Award Winning Books: Youth Studies

The Cost of Being a Girl

Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap

Yasemin Besen-Cassino

Honorable Mention from the National Women's Studies Association for the Sara A. Whaley Book Prize, 2018

Traces the origins of the gender wage gap to part-time teenage work, which sets up a dynamic that persists into adulthood

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 tables, 8 line drawings

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Do Right by Me

Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces

Valerie I. Harrison and Kathryn Peach D'Angelo

2021 NAACP Image Award Nominee: Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional

Invites readers into a conversation on how best to raise black children in white families and white communities

192 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 color illustrations

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Hope Is Cut

Youth, Unemployment, and the Future in Urban Ethiopia

Daniel Mains

Finalist for the Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize, 2013

A detailed look at young men in urban Ethiopia that reveals the impact of economic development and globalization

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps

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Suicide Squeeze

Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi, and the Fight against Teenage Steroid Abuse

William C. Kashatus

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2017

A heartbreaking story of steroids-related suicides by two promising young amateur baseball players that mobilized Major League Baseball’s campaign against steroid use

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 35 halftones

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Taking Juvenile Justice Seriously

Developmental Insights and System Challenges

Christopher J. Sullivan

2020 Outstanding Contribution Award, given by the American Society of Criminology's Division of Development and Life Course Criminology

A pragmatic and comprehensive look at delinquency and juvenile justice through a developmental lens

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 26 figures

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