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Brookline Booksmith is proud to sponsor Raising a Reader Massachusetts’s “LIVE! with an Author” series.

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In The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children, Harvard economist Ronald Ferguson and journalist Tatsha Robertson reveal an intriguing blueprint for helping children from all types of backgrounds become successful adults. This book unveils how parenting helped shape some of the most fascinating people you will ever encounter, by doing things that almost any parent can do. You don't have to be wealthy or influential to ensure your child reaches their greatest potential. What you do need is commitment--and the strategies outlined in this book.

The Formula reveals strategies on how you--regardless of race, class, or background--can help your children become the best they can be and shows ways to maximize their chances for happy and purposeful lives.

Ronald F. Ferguson, PhD, joined the faculty at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1983 and has spent his entire career there using teaching, research and writing to increase the flow of knowledge between the university and the world. An MIT-trained economist who focuses social science research on economic, social, and educational challenges, he co-founded Tripod Education Partners in 2014 and shifted into an adjunct role at the University, where he remains a fellow at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy and faculty director of the university-wide Achievement Gap Initiative (AGI).

Tatsha Robertson, MA, is an award-winning editor and writer with more than 20 years of experience handling investigative, feature, and news stories for leading magazines and newspapers. She was the first female New York City Bureau Chief and National Rover for the Boston Globe. Her work as editor of Essence magazine, including her interview on parenting with President Obama, earned the magazine its current status as a significant voice on news and political coverage. She's won numerous awards for her journalism and is an an adjunct instructor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU. She began studying how parents raise successful children some ten years ago.

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