Books from Our Faculty: Susan B. Neuman, Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance


In Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance:  Poverty, Literacy, and the Development of Information Capital (Teachers College Press, 2012), Susan B. Neuman, professor of childhood and literacy education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning, and co-author Donna C. Celana of La Salle University, look at the role literacy can pay in helping low-income students improve their chances for success.    Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance provides a comprehensive analysis of community literacy and shows how  inequalities begin early and are reinforced by geographic concentration.