Neil Lawrence (Qualls) is sent to a boarding school by his father. During his first couple days, he meets . (Blanchard) who he falls in love with. After being assigned a paper on Holden Caufield, the main character in . Salinger's "Catcher In The Rye", Neil decided to go on a journey to meet . who he feels has played a huge role in his life. Then Neil & . decide to cut class to take a journey to New York City which leads to more turns then they both could have imagined in which both their lives are changed forever Written by Ryan Harder <hotshotharder@>
Members of the 2007 Caldecott Medal Selection Committee : Chair Janice M. Del Negro, Dominican University, River Forest, IL; Carolyn S. Brodie, Kent State University, OH; Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI; Julie Cummins, Canandaigua, NY; Linda L. Ernst, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA; Dorothy Evans, Chicago Public Library; Mary Fellows, Upper Hudson Library System, Albany, NY; Saroj Ghoting, Riner, VA; Patricia A. Gonzales, Los Angeles Public Library; Richard M. Kerper, Millersville University, PA; Sharron L. McElmeel, McBookWords, Cedar Rapids, IA; Caroline S. Parr, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, Va.; Elizabeth Poe, Morgantown, WV; Ann K. Symons, The Anglo-American School of Moscow, Russia; and Mary Jane Wiseman, Madison, WI.
The study of resilience in development has overturned many negative assumptions and deficit-focused models about children growing up under the threat of disadvantage and adversity. The most surprising conclusion emerging from studies of these children is the ordinariness of resilience. An examination of converging findings from variable-focused and person-focused investigations of these phenomena suggests that resilience is common and that it usually arises from the normative functions of human adaptational systems, with the greatest threats to human development being those that compromise these protective systems. The conclusion that resilience is made of ordinary rather than extraordinary processes offers a more positive outlook on human development and adaptation, as well as direction for policy and practice aimed at enhancing the development of children at risk for problems and psychopathology.