The Spiritual Life of Children Author:Robert Coles "Robert Coles, professor of psychiatry and medical humanities at Harvard University, has won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, for his earlier books about chirdren." ... — From the Introduction: "This book brings to an end thirty years of writing about children in various regions of the United States and in many parts of the world. ... more »In 1960 ... I began a study of school desegregation in ... New Orleans when that old cosmopolitan port city, overnight it seemed, became a place of serious social unrest.
"Had I not been right there, driving by the mobs that heckled six-year-old Ruby Bridges, a black first-grader, as she tried to attend the Frantz School, I might have pursued a different life. ... Instead, I became a 'field-worker,' learning to talk with children going through their everyday lives amid substantial social and educational stress."« less