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


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

192 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 color illustrations


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


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


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