Community Reads

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The Gift of Failure offers teachers and administrators a way to communicate a message of autonomy and competence to parents, and gives parents practical advice for how to step back and allow kids more opportunities to fail, rebound, and become more resilient. 

Many schools and organizations are opting to use The Gift of Failure as a "community read," which means that the school or organization announces a community-wide book selection, partners with a local, independent book store, so when Jess arrives for her scheduled talk and signing, the audience is somewhat familiar with the ideas and research she references in her presentation.

For information on setting up a community read and book talk with Jessica, contact Michele Fee Smith of American Program Bureau  at 617-614-1606 or 

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