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10 proven practices to help kids thrive, now and in the future.


In a world that seems to grow more unpredictable and challenging by the day, how can we increase learning and joy for children while offering them much-needed support?

This urgently needed guidebook offers comprehensive and scientifically-grounded methods you can use to support young people’s well-being, no matter what obstacles they face. 

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If you care for kids in any capacity, pick up this book right now. It's innovative, humane, solution-oriented, and both powerful and incredibly practical.


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Whole Child, Whole Life is for anyone who works with, cares for, and is raising kids. It is written in a way to support individual readers and groups.

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25-50 copies

Whole Child, Whole Life is perfect for a school staff, district leadership team, youth program staff, and more.


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  • Illustrated Poster

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50-100 copies

Whole Child, Whole Life is written to support anyone caring kids. This makes it a perfect purchase for your staff, partnership, volunteers, members, or conference attendees.

Buy 50-100 copies, you get:

  • Signed Bookplates

  • Illustrated Poster

  • 30-min FREE virtual session with Stephanie Malia Krauss

100 copies or more 

Whole Child, Whole Life is a great book for large groups, because it is readable and relevant for anyone working with and/or raising kids.

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  • Illustrated Poster

  • 1-hour FREE Virtual Book Talk

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  • 1-hour FREE In-Person Book Talk 

  • In-Person Book Signing

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Meet the Author

Stephanie Malia Krauss is an educator, social worker, and mom. She is relentlessly focused on what kids need to thrive, now and in the future. 

Stephanie runs First Quarter Strategies, a consulting firm that works with networks, coalitions, philanthropies, nonprofits, government organizations, schools, and community groups. She is also a senior fellow with the CERES Institute for Children & Youth at Boston University, Education Northwest, and the Children's Funding Project.


She started her career as a fifth-grade teacher in Phoenix, Arizona. She has a Master's in Education from Arizona State University and a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis. A proud New Jersey native and GED recipient, Stephanie lives in the St. Louis area with her family.

Follow Stephanie on Twitter @stephanie_malia and on Instagram @stephaniemaliakrauss.

Meet the Illustrator

Manuel S. Herrera is an international speaker, an accomplished illustrator, and a veteran educator. He has illustrated books, publications, and graphics for a variety of organizations, publishers, and schools.


Manuel’s workshops and speaking engagements focus on sketchnoting, visual thinking, and design thinking. Over the past nineteen years, Manuel has keynoted and led workshops across the globe at conferences such as SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, MassCUE, FETC, and The International Sketchnote Camp. In 2018, Manuel became a Google Innovator at LAX18, and in 2016, he was named the Midwest Education Technology Conference Spotlight Educator.  

Follow Manuel on Twitter and Instagram at @manuelherrera33.

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