In his latest podcast , Infopeople's resident book reviewer Michael Cart talks about a new book by Emily Bazelon called Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy . What are the best ways to defeat bullying? Not surprisingly, developing a sense of empathy and compassion for others. The trick is helping kids learn those skills.
On a lighter note, Michael also discusses a Washington Post article by Elizabeth Mayhew , and asks the question: in a world of e-books and e-readers, what happens to all the bookshelves?