General Audience Books
Forked: How the Greedy, the Over-Religious, and the Dumb Make Life Miserable for the Rest of Us--and What to Do about It(http://www.amazon.com/Forked-Neal-Starkman/dp/151239212X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436456853&sr=8-1&keywords=neal+starkman+forked)
Forked is a methodically, if fictitiously, documented explanation of why our country is as politically, economically, and morally wretched as it is; it identifies three tines of a fork--the three groups who are largely responsible for these miseries. These groups are the greedy, the over-religious, and the dumb. Forked proposes ways to blunt the tines of this fork through media, schools, and various strategies. The book is laced with dry, sardonic humor.
Poison focuses on a small American town and how the people in it respond to an America caught in the throes of jingoism amidst an overseas tragedy of its own making. The characters in Poison are placed in normal situations that are set several turns on a Rubik's Cube away from reality. This book's storyline includes a sniping mystery, a midget mayor, a romance with a letter-carrier, disaffected African Americans, a children's home, grenades, peanut skins, cannibals, and a corn brewery; later it gets more complicated.
Dervishes is about a lesbian physicist, a mayoral primary, independent judgment, a maternal deprogramming, superfluid helium, and a concupiscent crustacean, among other things. At its heart, Dervishes is the story of a woman’s odyssey toward finding her academic, sexual, and political selves, in the face of well-meaning and not so well-meaning pressures.
You can find these books in a number of places, e.g., Search Institute (www.search-institute.org), Discovery Education (www.discoveryeducation.com), Barnes & Noble (www.bn.com), and Amazon (www.amazon.com). I've noted the original publisher after the respective title.
Hey, Coach! Positive Differences You Can Make for Young People in Sports, Search Institute
Walking your Talk: How to Build Assets in Organizations that Serve Youth, Search Institute
Ideas that Cook: Activities for Asset Builders in School Communities, Search Institute
Great Places to Learn: How Asset-Building Schools Help Students Succeed (with Peter Scales and Clay Roberts), Search Institute
"Martin’s Good Things," Search Institute
"Pork Chop," Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.)
"My Friend, the Problem," C.H.E.F.
"The Present," C.H.E.F.
"Why I Hit that Kid, by Mike Cirone," C.H.E.F.
"Pete and the Big Test," C.H.E.F.
"Ofi’s Story," C.H.E.F.
"The Disappearing Teacher," C.H.E.F.
"The Truth about Dom," C.H.E.F.
“Evaluation for COPPIES (Coordinators Of Prevention Programs In Educational Settings),” Flashpoint Development
"Preventing Violence: Changing Norms in School Communities," C.H.E.F.
"Preventing Violence: A Framework for Schools and Communities," C.H.E.F.
"Tikli’s Nose," King County Department of Solid Waste
Don’t Read this Book, C.H.E.F.
The Apple, C.H.E.F.
The Quitters, C.H.E.F.
The Forever Secret, C.H.E.F.
"A Girl Named Cherie," C.H.E.F.
Max and the House Full of Poison, C.H.E.F.
"I Used to Be Afraid," C.H.E.F.
The Boy and the Hat, C.H.E.F.
The Riddle, C.H.E.F.
Personal Views, C.H.E.F.
Face to Face, C.H.E.F.
Your Decision, C.H.E.F.
Z’s Gift, C.H.E.F.