The Truth About Girls and Boys
Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C.  Barnett
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Best-Selling authors Caryl Rivers (Boston University) and Rosal

Advance Kudos for The Truth About Girls and Boys:

BRAVO!  Engaging and accessible.  Takes the reader on a critical and clarifying tour of  claims about categorical, biologically-based sex differences.   This book will be a significant contribution to an area of heated debate and policy struggle. Parents, teachers, and policy-makers can turn to it as a reliable guide through a thicket of hype and over-claiming. “Truth” will help readers approach “science” claims with a needed dose of skepticism -- Barrie Thorne, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and of Gender and Women's Studies, UC Berkeley

This book is badly needed.  It is very up to date – really right at the cutting edge of the issues and the available data. Synthesizes a remarkable amount of data in a well focused and coherent way. It’s  written with a great, readable, breezy journalistic style.--Janet Hyde, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin

A bracing antidote to the conventional wisdom. Like Malcolm Gladwell, Rivers and Barnett take the reader into the world of research and emerge with surprising--and unsettling--conclusions. Teachers, educators, parents, journalists and researchers would do well to read this book before hopping on the bandwagon about the "differences" between boys and girls.--Jonathan Kaufman, Education Editor, Bloomberg News Author, "Broken Alliance" and "A Hole in the Heart of the World"

“The Truth About Girls and Boys” is exactly that—the real story about over-hyped claims of sex differences and how they are harming boys and girls. Rivers and Barnett expose the sloppy journalism that has allowed pseudoscientific ideas to percolate into our collective beliefs about gender development. Parents, teachers, and policy-makers will do well to read this book—to rescue today’s boys and girls from the false claims of “hardwired” differences that are limiting their learning and stunting their futures.-- Lise Eliot, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, author of “Pink Brain, Blue Brain”

You can't afford not to read this "game changing" book and ponder its meaning. This meticulously researched, evidence-based book is written in a highly readable style and filled with practical suggestions which will be useful to gender researchers, policy makers and parents alike. Don't put it down. It will open your eyes to dangerous gender stereotypes that are quickly becoming adopted in our schools without the requisite critical thinking required to stop us, in time, from reeling dangerously off course. -- William S. Pollack, Ph.D,
Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School, author of the international bestseller, "Real Boys"

The gloves are off. Rivers and Barnett provide a convincing case that much of what parents, teachers, and the general public know about differences between girls and boys is based on highly publicized accounts of shoddy and misleading science. They provide readers with an understanding of the ways girls and boys are similar and different and how we can use that knowledge to raise happy, healthy, and successful children.-- Diane F. Halpern, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College, past president, American Psychological Association, author of "Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities"

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