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It Is Possible
A Future Without Nuclear Weapons

by Ward Hayes Wilson

Endorsed by Nobel Peace Prize laureates, former presidents, military leaders, Pulitzer Prize-winning historians, and more, It Is Possible lays out a practical, pragmatic pathway to eliminating nuclear weapons. Each accessibly written chapter addresses a key issue in the nuclear weapons debate, from the political failures of the anti-nuclear movement to the fundamental ineffectuality of the weapons themselves and from the historical framing that continues to shape our current understanding to the new grassroots movement needed to change both minds and policies. It Is Possible arms readers with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration needed to eliminate one of the most dangerous threats to our shared civilization. Read More

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Neurofables: Inclusion
Interactive Stories that Build Better Brains

by Charlie Xavier, Jill Butler, and Colin Throm

How can we create a more inclusive world? One where difference is celebrated and sought out rather than feared and avoided? Where our children feel as connected to people around the globe as they do to people in their own communities? This first book in the Neurofables series takes on one of the most prevalent and pernicious cognitive biases in humans: tribalism, or our tendency to group people into either “us” or “them”. Three interactive stories engage children to role-play and choose paths for protagonists, then examine the consequences of their inclusive and exclusive decisions. In making these choices, children practice what-if thinking skills and develop the inclusive habits of mind needed to override our tribalistic tendencies. Read More

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The Elements of Education

Published by Routledge, The Elements of Education book series presents fifty need-to-know principles, guidelines, and proven approaches to learning based on the latest research. Each book in the series tackles a unique aspect of education — from teaching, school leadership, and curriculum design to college counseling, early childhood, and second language learning. Written for utility, clarity, and practical value, each book pairs concise, evidence-based explanations with practical “dos” and “don’ts” as well as key references to support further inquiry and investigation.

Elements of Education for Teachers
Elements of Education for Curriculum Designers
Elements of Education for School Leaders

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Introducing ElementsEd

How do we bridge the gap between educational research and everyday life in schools and classrooms? Education needs a new voice. ElementsEd answers this need with thoughtful, research-based, plainspoken prose. By examining issues of maximum practical value, ElementsEd responds to global challenges in education with research, insights, and strategies for the future.

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Teaching Life

by Todd Shy

“…an eloquent love letter to teaching and to life, written by a veteran teacher at the height of his powers.” Sam Swope, Founder, The Academy for Teachers

Teaching Life throws open the classroom door and celebrates the experience of being a teacher—and what teachers are really there to do. The book’s twenty-five lessons mix essays, memoir, portraits of teachers both famous and unknown, and letters to the author’s own aspiring-teacher daughters. Together, these reflections build a vision of a craft that is humane, joyful, attentive, patient, daunting, exhausting, utterly rewarding, and always full of life. Read More

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Thrice Poe

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The Wind in the Willows

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William Shakespeare

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The War of the Worlds

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Poems: The Collected Series

Emily Dickinson

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La Parure (The Necklace)

Guy de Maupassant

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Avenues The World School Press is the first academic press operated by a private, independent PK-12 educational institution, Avenues The World School. In the tradition of a university-styled press, our books seek to advance and extend Avenues’ mission by promoting awareness and understanding of the role of education in addressing global-scale problems, and to make “available our discoveries, large and small, to colleagues in the cause of education.” To this end, we republish widely-taught classic works and make them available for free as downloadable PDFs, and publish a small number of original works each year in both print and digital form. In the selection and development of new projects, we prioritize works that elevate the practice and profession of teaching, promote global mindset and long-term thinking, and connect education to solving global-scale problems such as climate change.