Paul Tough

Writer & Speaker

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Book talk in Charlotte

In today’s Charlotte Observer, a report on a new initiative to bring some of the principles of the Harlem Children’s Zone to the city:

Leaders of foundations, charities and government agencies that work with education and poverty met to talk about the Harlem Children’s Zone, a long-running quest to transform the lives of kids in one of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods.

They prepared by reading Paul Tough’s “Whatever It Takes,” an account of founder Geoffrey Canada’s vision, which starts with teaching parents better ways to raise their kids and offers support and incentives all through childhood.

“In our office, ‘Whatever It Takes’ started quite a buzz,” said Brett Loftis, executive director of the Council for Children’s Rights.

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