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The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School
Voted BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2011 at Goodreads. A New York Times bestseller.Â In a smart, entertaining, reassuring book that reads like fiction, Alexandra Robbins manages to cross Gossip Girl with Freaks and Geeks and explain the fascinating psychology and science behind popularity and outcasthood. She reveals that the things that set students apart in high school are the things that help them stand out later in life. Robbins follows seven real people grappling with the uncertainties of high school social life, including: The Loner, who has withdrawn from classmates since they persuaded her to unwittingly join her own hate club; The Popular Bitch, a cheerleading captain both seduced by and trapped within her clique's perceived prestige; The Nerd, whose differences cause students to laugh at him and his mother to needle him for not being "normal"; The New Girl, determined to stay positive as classmates harass her for her mannerisms and target her because of her race; The Gamer, an underachiever in danger of not graduating, despite his intellect and his yearning to connect with other students; The Weird Girl, who battles discrimination and gossipy politics in school but leads a joyous life outside of it; The Band Geek, who is alternately branded too serious and too emo, yet annually runs for class president. In the middle of the year, Robbins surprises her subjects with a secret challenge--experiments that force them to change how classmates see them. Robbins intertwines these narratives--often triumphant, occasionally heartbreaking, and always captivating--with essays exploring subjects like the secrets of popularity, being excluded doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you, why outsiders succeed, how schools make the social scene worse--and how to fix it. The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth is not just essential reading for students, teachers, parents, and anyone who deals with teenagers, but for all of us, because at some point in our lives we've all been on the outside looking in.
9780840032157 | 2 edition (Brooks/Cole Pub Co, May 5, 2010), cover price $151.95
9780133847000 | 6 pck unbn edition (Prentice Hall, March 27, 2014), cover price $86.27 | About this edition: NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed.
9780133441277 | 6 edition (Prentice Hall, February 22, 2014), cover price $142.00 | About this edition: Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText.
9780132392822 | 4th edition (Prentice Hall, May 21, 2007), cover price $96.67 | About this edition: A basic tenet of Families, Schools, & Communities: Building Partnerships for Educating Children, fourth edition, is that schools will always be a primary venue for educating the young child, and educators must be in the forefront of any endeavor to bring about change.
9780131128002 | 3 edition (Prentice Hall, May 21, 2004), cover price $75.00 | About this edition: With a new co-author, this introductory book again explores the interconnectedness of children's "circles"âhome, school, and community.
9780130185525 | 2 sub edition (Prentice Hall, June 1, 2000), cover price $62.00 | About this edition: This book examines the connections between the homes, schools, and communities in which children live—and their influences on those lives.
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