Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage VC firm in Palo Alto, CA. A repeat member of the Forbes Midas List and the New York Times Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide, Ann was one of the first investors in companies such as Lyft and Refinery29, and has been an early backer of many others, including Xamarin and Thinkful.

  • A Theory of Justice

    Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls’s view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls’s theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls’s work.

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years???from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding???that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives???the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness???are inextricable from the history playing out around them.,Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made , a beloved classic, , is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love???a stunning accomplishment.

  • The Kite Runner

    The 1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. ,The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father???s servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons???their love, their sacrifices, their lies. ,Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of America’s most treasured writers.

  • What School Could Be

    An inspiring account of teachers in ordinary circumstances doing extraordinary things, showing us how to transform education.,What School Could Be offers an inspiring vision of what our teachers and students can accomplish if trusted with the challenge of developing the skills and ways of thinking needed to thrive in a world of dizzying technological change.,Innovation expert Ted Dintersmith took an unprecedented trip across America, visiting all fifty states in a single school year. He originally set out to raise awareness about the urgent need to reimagine education to prepare students for a world marked by innovation–but America’s teachers one-upped him. All across the country, he met teachers in ordinary settings doing extraordinary things, creating innovative classrooms where children learn deeply and joyously as they gain purpose, agency, essential skillsets and mindsets, and real knowledge. Together, these new ways of teaching and learning offer a vision of what school could be???and a model for transforming schools throughout the United States and beyond. Better yet, teachers and parents don’t have to wait for the revolution to come from above. They can readily implement small changes that can make a big difference.,America’s clock is ticking. Our archaic model of education trains our kids for a world that no longer exists, and accelerating advances in technology are eliminating millions of jobs. But the trailblazing of many American educators gives us reasons for hope.,Capturing bold ideas from teachers and classrooms across America, What School Could Be provides a realistic and profoundly optimistic roadmap for creating cultures of innovation and real learning in all our schools.