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

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
In this young adult novel, a teenager indulges a rebellious streak lurking beneath her “apple pie” appearance.






‘The New Arabs,’ by Juan Cole

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
A professor surveys youth uprisings in the Middle East.






Paperback Row

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Paperback books of particular interest.






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

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Making new friends at school can be tough, but doing so while wearing a bulky hearing aid? That requires superpowers!






‘How We Learn,’ by Benedict Carey

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Drudgery may not be the key to success, research shows.






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

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Most of the world is on the metric system; why isn’t America?






Editors’ Choice

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






‘Powers of Two’ by Joshua Wolf Shenk

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Joshua Wolf Shenk challenges the notion of the lone genius.






‘The Teacher Wars,’ by Dana Goldstein

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Dana Goldstein surveys the history of American public education and offers suggestions for its reform.






‘The Brown Reader,’ Edited by Judy Sternlight

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Memories of Brown University to mark its 250th anniversary.






‘Building a Better Teacher’ and ‘Getting Schooled’

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Two books assess the state of public education and the realities facing instructors today.






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

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Curie. Science can change the world, but has Ellie’s grandfather gone too far?






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

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
The characters in three books for early readers are propelled by their self-deception and passion.






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

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Raina and her younger sister work out their sibling rivalry on a long and eventful car trip to a family reunion.






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

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
The decade-long battle to overcome the ban against James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in America extended the definition of free speech.






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

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
In three picture books, dancers who prefer to practice alone learn to share their talents with others.






Open Book: On the Syllabus

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Reporters at The Times share their favorite books about education.






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

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Some are prim and petite, while others are stout and slobbery. But one way or another, these canine characters come out on top.






‘Geek Sublime,’ by Vikram Chandra

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Vikram Chandra, novelist and computer programmer, traces the connections between these two worlds of art and technology.






‘Egg & Spoon,’ by Gregory Maguire

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40am
Two girls (one rich, one poor) trade places on their way to visit the czar in St. Petersburg.