Getting to YES

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

By Roger Fisher and William Ury: A guide to negotiation from members of the Harvard Negotiation Project. This book offers a strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements.  240 pages. ©2011. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

How Children Succeed

Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

By Paul Tough: Character, not smarts, makes children successful, argues Paul Tough. The good news is that character can be taught. He tells us how in a series of real-life examples. 231 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Indian Givers

How Native Americans Transformed the World

By Jack Weatherford: Author Jack Weatherford, an anthropologist, traces the crucial contributions made by Native Americans to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, ecology and more. This... 351 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Made to Stick

Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

By Chip Heath and Dan Heath: Effective leaders need to be effective communicators. This book examines the principles of “sticky” (the art of making ideas memorable). It’s an easy read packed with examples—both successes and failures from serious to... 291 pages. ©2007. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook, Spanish

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

By Sean Covey: “Be proactive” and “Think win-win” are just two of the habits this author encourages teens to embrace. Covey’s advice follows the philosophy that actions should be based on principles, not friends or parental... 288 pages. ©2014. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook, Spanish

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook

By Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and Maia Szalavitz: Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry details how early-life stress and violence afftects the developing brain. His discoveries contradict the precept that children are emotionally resilient and will outgrow insults to their psyches. On the... 417 pages. ©2017. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

The Deepest Well

Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

By Nadine Burke Harris M.D.: This book looks at how childhood stress can lead to lifelong health problems and what we can do about it. The author delivers both scientific insight, including the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study, and moving... 251 pages. ©2018. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

The Tipping Point

How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

By Malcolm Gladwell: This best-seller explores the little changes that can have big effects. The author explains how one imaginative person applying a wellplaced lever can move the world. 301 pages. ©2002. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook, Spanish

The Town That Food Saved

How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food

By Ben Hewitt: For a group of young agri-businessmen in a small Vermont town, buying local could be a ticket to economic stability. The book describes their efforts to nurture a healthy local food system, which has drawn national... 256 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Trauma Stewardship

An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

By Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky: A practical book that addresses compassion fatigue. The author, a trauma social worker and educator, helps others who work in the trauma field find balance and ways to sustain themselves. Readers are gently guided along a path of... 264 pages. ©2009. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook