Paul Tough in Conversation with Alex Kotlowitz: A 'Now Is The Time' Special Event
Date: Mon. September 10, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
About this event:
Paul Tough joins us to discuss and sign copies of his new book titled How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Mr. Tough will appear in conversation with Alex Kotlowitz.
What if, for decades, we have been focusing on the wrong skills and abilities in our children, and using the wrong strategies to help nurture and teach those skills? Cognitive ability and schooling are only half of the success equation, as Tough's trademark superb reporting uncovers. So what exactly is the 'dark matter,' until now unaccounted for, that can make all the difference? Join us as Paul Tough and Alex Kotlowitz shed light on this most timely issue.
Alex Kotlowitz is the noted author of Never a City So Real, There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America, The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death and America’s Dilemma, along with numerous articles in major publications. Most recently, Kotlowitz and Steve James produced the acclaimed documentary film The Interruptors.
Seating is available first come, first served. Reservations are not required. Books will be available for purchase and Mr. Tough will sign copies at the conclusion of the program.
Now Is The Time is a citywide initiative inspiring Chicago's young people to make positive change in their communities and stop youth violence and intolerance.
Paul Tough photo credit: Mary McIlvaine Photography