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About the Author

Boston-born psychiatrist and author Robert Martin Coles devoted his professional life to the psychology of children. Coles has been associated with the Harvard University Medical School since 1960. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his five-volume series entitled Children in Crisis, Coles has show more contributed hundreds of articles to popular magazines, as well as writing over thirty books for adults and children. Other books include The Mind's Fate, Flannery O'Connor's South, and Walker Percy: An American Search. (Bowker Author Biography) Robert Coles is a professor of psychiatry and medical humanities at the Harvard Medical school and a research psychiatrist for the Harvard University Health Services. His many books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning five-volume Children of Crisis and the bestselling The Moral Intelligence of Children. He is also the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard. He lives in Massachusetts. (Publisher Provided) Robert Coles is a professor of psychiatry & medical humanities at the Harvard Medical School, a research psychiatrist for the Harvard University Health Services, & the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard College. His many books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Children of Crisis" series as well as the best-selling "The Spiritual Life of Children" & "The Moral Intelligence of Children". Dr. Coles is a founding editor of the award-winning magazine "DoubleTake". (Publisher Provided) show less


Works by Robert Coles

The Moral Life of Children (1986) 156 copies
Lives of Moral Leadership (2000) 152 copies
The Secular Mind (1999) 127 copies
A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Editor — 82 copies
The Erik Erikson Reader (2000) — Editor — 60 copies
Flannery O'Connor's South (1980) 53 copies
The Old Ones of New Mexico (1973) — Author — 47 copies
The South goes North (1971) 46 copies
School (1998) 45 copies
Eskimos, Indians, Chicanos (1977) 31 copies
Still hungry in America (1969) 30 copies
Farewell to the South (1972) 29 copies
A Robert Coles Omnibus (1993) 23 copies
Dead End School (1968) 22 copies
Old and on Their Own (1998) 21 copies
Rumors of Separate Worlds (1989) 12 copies
The last and first Eskimos (1978) 12 copies
Headsparks (1975) 5 copies
Saving face (1972) 5 copies
The Buses Roll (1974) 3 copies
Wages of neglect (1969) 3 copies
Poor God 2 copies
Riding free (1973) 2 copies
Fem kvinnoliv (1979) 1 copy
The Image Is You, (1969) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Diary of a Country Priest (1936) — Introduction, some editions — 1,685 copies
The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist (1952) — Introduction, some editions — 1,264 copies
The Sunflower (1997) — Contributor — 1,144 copies
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contributor — 1,136 copies
Death at an Early Age (1967) — Preface, some editions — 402 copies
Far from Home: Families of the Westward Journey (1989) — Foreword — 159 copies
Ten Amazing People: And How They Changed the World (2002) — Foreword — 120 copies
William James: Selected Writings (1997) — Introduction, some editions — 116 copies
Tremor Of Bliss: Contemporary Writers on the Saints (1994) — Introduction — 95 copies
Inside Picture Books (1999) — Foreword — 91 copies
Carl Gustav Jung: Selected Writings (1961) — Introduction — 79 copies
Flannery O'Connor: A Celebration of Genius (2000) — Contributor — 39 copies
Medicine's Great Journey: One Hundred Years of Healing (1992) — Introduction, some editions — 34 copies
Dialogues with Children (1984) — Foreword — 32 copies
Images of Childhood: An Illustrated Social History (1979) — Foreword — 27 copies
On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics (2012) — Contributor, some editions — 20 copies
Agee: His Life Remembered (1985) — Narrator — 19 copies
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contributor — 18 copies
A Cry for Help: Stories of Homelessness and Hope (1996) — Preface — 18 copies
American Hollow (1999) — Foreword — 15 copies
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Foreword — 13 copies
Modern Fiction About Schoolteaching: An Anthology (1995) — Foreword — 4 copies
Critical Essays on Jerzy Kosinski (1998) — Contributor — 1 copy


Common Knowledge



Independent Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Awards. & Honors: none found for book, many found for author
Virginia_Lynn1999 | 166 other reviews | Apr 29, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: K-3
Awards: An ABC Children's Booksellers Choice Award Winner, and a South Carolina Children's Book Award Winner
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The inspirational true story of Ruby Bridges.
Reading ages 8+
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EducatingParents.org rating: Approved
Discusses a tough topic of segregation issues. Parents should be prepared for questions that my arise.
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