As the Russians understand so well, sorrow and frustration are often the price we have to pay for a fully engaged life.
“Once we’re thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost;
but it’s only here that the new and the good begins.”
— War and Peace
My head spinning from the nonstop barrage of news—most of it bad, all of it “breaking”—and the general anxiety in the air.
“This is what it looks like to read the hell out of the book.”
Teens who take responsibility for their own mistakes, acknowledge the dysfunction in their lives, and desire to change it.
Through the lens of Russian literature, Andrew Kaufman and his students glean new insights into compassion, acceptance, and the shared human experience.
These books will make you think and feel and grow as a human being.
Moments of crisis can either shut us down or open us up, helping us to tap into our deepest reservoirs of strength and creativity.
Duane is among a small group of juvenile offenders who, through works they’re studying, learn that they can change their life’s course.