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T Magazine: Who Is Elena Ferrante? 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:24:23 GMT 
    The writer known by that name has never been photographed or interviewed in person, but a collection of fiercely candid novels has earned her (him?) recognition as one of the keenest observers of Italian society. Three writers celebrate this talent.

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.

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