Books by Vivian Gussin Paley

Released: April 1, 1999

"But in general, Paley instructively illustrates how the children with whom she interacts so well are 'making sense of all the unspoken messages' articulated to them while they—re also creating 'little homes for one another where everyone can imagine playing and no one is left out.'"
Despite its vague, somewhat saccharine title, this short book is a subtle, psychologically and imaginatively rich guide to one of the important ways in which children learn how to be more fully human: namely, kindness. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE BROWN CRAYON by Vivian Gussin Paley
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"The reader closes the book with the hope that Paley will, with Reeny's help and her own newfound self-awareness, overcome her ambivalence about standing out and continue to write superb books like this one."
A beautifully realized, deceptively simple classroom memoir from a longtime kindergarten teacher and author (Boys and Girls, 1984, etc.). Read full book review >