On the Shelf

By Rebecca C. Jones

Oh, the pain of being privileged. Publishers have taken particular care this past year to produce books that point out the problems of kids who come from families that are too smart, too rich, or too achievement oriented. They’ve continued to cover other issues as well, of course, but they’ve practically wallowed in the problems of being (nearly) perfect.

So it’s no surprise that this year’s collection of Notable Books in Education -- chosen, as always, by ASBJ editors as the must-reads of the year -- reflect this preoccupation with privilege.

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