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An experienced trial attorney and child advocate, Laurie Gray is the founder of Socratic Parenting (www.SocraticParenting.com), co-creator of Token of Change™, and a consultant for Sophie’s Café (www.SophiesCafe.org). Laurie earned her B.A. from Goshen College and her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She also works as an adjunct professor of criminal sciences for Indiana Tech and a bilingual child forensic interviewer at the Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has served on the faculty of the National Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, Alabama, every spring since 2009.

Laurie is the author of three young adult novels: Summer Sanctuary (Luminis Books/ 2010), Maybe I Will (Luminis Books / 2013
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Maybe I Will
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Summer Sanctuary
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Just Myrto
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An evocative coming-of-age novel in verse by Skila Brown, “Caminar” is set in 1981 war-torn Guatemala. Brown’s careful arrangement of words on the page marks Carlos’ journey from his father’s village of Chopán to his mother’s mountain village of Patr ...more
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The Olive Tree by Elsa Marston, illustrated by Claire Ewart, offers young readers a peek into the richness and complexity of the Middle East through a simple tale of division and conflict that culminates into a hopeful story of friendship and unity. ...more
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“Mom’s Marijuana: Insights about Living” by Dan Shapiro is the unique memoir of a man who survived Hodgkin’s Disease, including two relapses. Through multiple courses of chemotherapy, radiation, and a bone marrow transplant, Shapiro writes of his jou ...more
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For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We Talk to Teens about Sexuality, Values, and Health by Al Vernacchio invites parents, students, educators and everyone, really, into Vernacchio’s Sexuality and Society class in a private Quaker school near Philadel ...more
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A Different Kind of Teacher by John Taylor Gatto
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John Taylor Gatto offers a scathing indictment of public schools in “A Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling.” The book itself is a collection of 16 essays and speeches published by Gatto from 1990-1999. After being name ...more
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How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon tells the story of an unarmed black teen in a hoodie shot by a white man on a misguided mission to impose justice. Through a large cast of complex characters, we learn that truth depends not just on who you believe, b ...more
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I loved that the audiobook was read by the author! At the very beginning, I was leery that this was going to be mostly a tale of a discontented housewife, but once Kingsolver started weaving in the science and nature of butterflies, I was hooked. Bea ...more
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