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The Future of Us — What the Dreams of Children Mean for the Twenty-First Century
By Irwin Redlener, MD

What has motivated the author most powerfully are the children who struggle with terrible adversities yet dream of becoming paleontologists, artists, and marine biologists. These stories are his springboard for discussing larger policy issues that hinder us from effectively eradicating childhood poverty and overcoming barriers to accessible health care. Redlener argues that we must drastically change our approach to meeting the needs of children—for their sake and to ensure America's resiliency and influence in an increasingly complex and challenging world.

— Source: https://cup.columbia.edu/book/the-future-of-us/9780231177566