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Ben Lerner Imagines ‘Different Futures’ in His Novel ‘10:04’ 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:01:13 GMT 
    Ben Lerner, whose novel “10:04” will be published on Sept. 2, is a poet turned author.

Children's Books: ‘Anatomy of a Misfit,’ by Andrea Portes 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:49 GMT 
    In this young adult novel, a teenager indulges a rebellious streak lurking beneath her “apple pie” appearance.

‘The New Arabs,’ by Juan Cole 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:47 GMT 
    A professor surveys youth uprisings in the Middle East.

Paperback Row 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:46 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.

Children's Books: ‘El Deafo,’ by Cece Bell 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:46 GMT 
    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, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:46 GMT 
    Drudgery may not be the key to success, research shows.

‘Whatever Happened to the Metric System?’ by John Bemelmans Marciano 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:44 GMT 
    Most of the world is on the metric system; why isn’t America?

Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:43 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

‘Powers of Two’ by Joshua Wolf Shenk 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:43 GMT 
    Joshua Wolf Shenk challenges the notion of the lone genius.

‘The Teacher Wars,’ by Dana Goldstein 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:43 GMT 
    Dana Goldstein surveys the history of American public education and offers suggestions for its reform.

‘The Brown Reader,’ Edited by Judy Sternlight 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:42 GMT 
    Memories of Brown University to mark its 250th anniversary.

‘Building a Better Teacher’ and ‘Getting Schooled’ 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT 
    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, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT 
    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, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT 
    The characters in three books for early readers are propelled by their self-deception and passion.

Children’s Books: ‘Sisters,’ by Raina Telgemeier 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT 
    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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