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Bethany S. Mandel

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Bethany Shondark Mandel is a conservative American author and political and cultural commentator who writes for The Federalist, The Jewish Daily Forward and Acculturated. She was named one of "36 under 36" by The Jewish Week in 2013 and one of the "Forward 50" in 2015
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Irreversible Damage
The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters
Abigail Shrier - Jun 30, 2020
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Bethany S. Mandel
Aug 18, 2020
Abigail knew she’d be under assault for writing this book. She did it anyway. It’s incredibly important work. You can buy it and see for yourself:      source
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Siegfried Engelmann - Jun 15, 1986 (first published in 1983)
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With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together.Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with c...
Bethany S. Mandel
Aug 17, 2020
This book also worked for us very well. This is where we started from absolute scratch outside of knowing basic letter sounds.      source
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Frederick Douglass
Prophet of Freedom
David W. Blight - Jan 07, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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**Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History** “Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–...
Bethany S. Mandel
Jun 21, 2020
I’ve gotten into these obscenely long biographies of great Americans in the last year. Also loved Chernow’s Washington and the Frederick Douglass book by David Blight. Plan to dive into Hamilton by Chernow next. Other recommendations along these lines?      source
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Washington
A Life
Ron Chernow - Sep 27, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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A gripping portrait of the first president of the United States from the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical.Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by n...
Bethany S. Mandel
Jun 21, 2020
I’ve gotten into these obscenely long biographies of great Americans in the last year. Also loved Chernow’s Washington and the Frederick Douglass book by David Blight. Plan to dive into Hamilton by Chernow next. Other recommendations along these lines?      source
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Grant
Ron Chernow - Sep 25, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller. New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an ...
Bethany S. Mandel
Jun 21, 2020
This book is obscenely long and sometimes dragged. But at the end when you find out Grant had chosen Union and Confederate generals to be his pallbearers, I cried. He was a great American.      source
Balloons over Broadway
The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards))
Melissa Sweet - Nov 01, 2011
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2012 Sibert Medal Winner Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these "upside-down puppets"? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet ...
Bethany S. Mandel
Nov 16, 2019
With thanksgiving coming up, we’ve been reading this great book nonstop. First heard about it from Read Aloud Revival (if you have kids look her up ASAP)      source
When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi - Jan 12, 2016
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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chr...
Bethany S. Mandel
Nov 16, 2019
More Shabbat reading recommendations: This book was breathtaking and such a powerful advertisement for the joy of parenthood.      source
The Read-Aloud Handbook
Seventh Edition
Jim Trelease - Jun 24, 2013 (first published in 1982)
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The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to childrenrevised and updated Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Treleases beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations a...
Bethany S. Mandel
Nov 13, 2019
Also: Read Aloud Revival (all parents should check it out), this is another great book for all parents: and we like Beautiful Feet Books curriculum too (lots of literature based options on world cultures, history, character etc)      source
For the Children's Sake
Foundations of Education for Home and School
Susan Schaeffer Macaulay - Jun 17, 2009 (first published in 1984)
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Shows parents and teachers how children's learning experiences can be extended to every aspect of life, giving them a new richness, stability, and joy for living.Every parent and teacher wants to give his or her children the best education possible. We hope that the education we provide is a joyful adventure, a celebration of life, and preparation ...
Bethany S. Mandel
Nov 13, 2019
More: AmblesideOnline has lots of info and an amazing curriculum, Exploring Nature with Children is a great preschool curriculum and this book is a great place to start too:      source
Expecting Better
Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know
Emily Oster - Jun 24, 2014
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What to Expect When You're Expecting meets Freakonomics: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting.Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. We’re told to avoid cold cuts...
Bethany S. Mandel
Jul 07, 2019
And the @ProfEmilyOster book on pregnancy is the only one I recommend.      source
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Neurotribes
The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
Steve Silberman - Aug 23, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle, while mapping out a path for our society toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences and those who love the...
Bethany S. Mandel
May 22, 2019
If you read one book about autism (and you shouldn’t just read one), make it @stevesilberman ‘s NeuroTribes. It was the best book I read last year hands down and I think about it nearly every day.      source
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