Book Reviews

Children's Books: ‘Anatomy of a Misfit,’ by Andrea Portes

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In this young adult novel, a teenager indulges a rebellious streak lurking beneath her “apple pie” appearance.






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‘The New Arabs,’ by Juan Cole

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A professor surveys youth uprisings in the Middle East.






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Paperback Row

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Paperback books of particular interest.






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Children's Books: ‘El Deafo,’ by Cece Bell

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Making new friends at school can be tough, but doing so while wearing a bulky hearing aid? That requires superpowers!






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‘How We Learn,’ by Benedict Carey

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Drudgery may not be the key to success, research shows.






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‘Whatever Happened to the Metric System?’ by John Bemelmans Marciano

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Most of the world is on the metric system; why isn’t America?






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Editors’ Choice

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Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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‘Powers of Two’ by Joshua Wolf Shenk

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Joshua Wolf Shenk challenges the notion of the lone genius.






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‘The Teacher Wars,’ by Dana Goldstein

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Dana Goldstein surveys the history of American public education and offers suggestions for its reform.






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‘The Brown Reader,’ Edited by Judy Sternlight

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Memories of Brown University to mark its 250th anniversary.






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‘Building a Better Teacher’ and ‘Getting Schooled’

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Two books assess the state of public education and the realities facing instructors today.






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Children’s Books: ‘The Fourteenth Goldfish,’ by Jennifer L. Holm

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Galileo. Newton. Salk. Curie. Science can change the world, but has Ellie’s grandfather gone too far?






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Children’s Books: Kate DiCamillo’s ‘Leroy Ninker Saddles Up,’ and More

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The characters in three books for early readers are propelled by their self-deception and passion.






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Children’s Books: ‘Sisters,’ by Raina Telgemeier

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Raina and her younger sister work out their sibling rivalry on a long and eventful car trip to a family reunion.






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‘The Most Dangerous Book,’ About Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’

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The decade-long battle to overcome the ban against James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in America extended the definition of free speech.






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Children’s Books: ‘Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance,’ and More

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In three picture books, dancers who prefer to practice alone learn to share their talents with others.






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Open Book: On the Syllabus

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Reporters at The Times share their favorite books about education.






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Children’s Books: Kelly DiPucchio’s ‘Gaston,’ and More

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Some are prim and petite, while others are stout and slobbery. But one way or another, these canine characters come out on top.






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‘Geek Sublime,’ by Vikram Chandra

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Vikram Chandra, novelist and computer programmer, traces the connections between these two worlds of art and technology.






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‘Egg & Spoon,’ by Gregory Maguire

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Two girls (one rich, one poor) trade places on their way to visit the czar in St. Petersburg.






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