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Proposed Novel Adoptions

During the January 19, 2016 Douglas County Schools Board of Education meeting, the World Class Education Department will request approval of the following novels to be used as supplementary material in high school classrooms.

Delusions: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference of Gender, Cordelia Fine

Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls—Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, Environmental Toxins, Lenord Sax

Happier, Tal Ben-Sharar

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, Paul Tough

iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us, Larry Rosen  

Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother’s Struggle to Save Her, Linea and Cinda Johnson

Personality, Daniel Nettle

Play, Stuart Brown 

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, John J. Ratey   

The Narcissism Epidemic, Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell

The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle

Women Who Hurt Themselves: A Book of Hope and Understanding, Dusty Miller

A request for approval will also be made for the following novel to be used as supplementary material in middle school classrooms.

Day of Tears, A Novel in Dialogue, Julius Lester

Copies will be available for public review at the District Administration building, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado beginning Monday, November 30, 2015 through Friday, January 15, 2016, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Questions may be directed to the World Class Education Office at 303-387-0121.  

November 30, 2015 | By tswhipple | Category:

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