- Please consider the new book, written for educators, parents of Black males and college freshmen, The Art of Being Cool: The Pursuit of Black Masculinity for review. This book is relevant, especially in light of the recent White House Initiative My Brothers Keeper. As an instructor of both Education and Afro American Studies, I created this book to help separate the myths from reality about Black male students. Addressing the challenges facing adolescent Black males, The Art of Being Cool, analyzes and stresses the importance of identity development. It helps educators and parents understand the importance of cultivating a positive Black male identity and how this overlooked aspect of childhood development impacts young adults. Also provided are solutions for finding a balance between academics and social activities.
I have included a copy for review. The Art of Being Cool, is published by African American Images, founded by Jawanza Kunjufu a publisher of books about education and African American males for over thirty years and retails for $13.65. Below I have included an endorsement.
Dr. Ransaws provocative analysis of the contemporary Black male is a must-read for those interested in the field of education, African American Studies, gender studies and anyone else vested in discussing the truth about Black men. Dr. Pierre W. Orelus.
- Dipankar Gupta's (2013) "Revolution from Above: India' Future and the Citizen Elite" is a contemporary look at the need, not for leadership, but citizenship among the elite of India (and in countries like it) to make it a true democracy. Citizenship as opposed to humanitarianism is about universal rights and equality. He brings attention specifically in themed chapters to the pressing need for improvement of education, health, overall livelihood. It is here that a new citizen elite must initiate changes. This book has been suggested as required reading at many of India's elite boarding schools, including The Doon School where Dipankar is temporarily serving on the Board of Directors.
- David Berliner and Gene Glass have a new book out and I was wondering whether it already had been sent out for review. 50 Myths and Lies about American Schools, TCPress
- The Art of Being Cool: The Pursuit of Black Masculinity by Theodore S. Ransaw Ph.D.
- Author: Roy Wilson
Title: Mulling Over School and Life, Vol. 2, The Windmills of Your Mind