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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.






‘The New Arabs,’ by Juan Cole

3 hours 52 min ago
A professor surveys youth uprisings in the Middle East.






Paperback Row

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Paperback books of particular interest.






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

3 hours 53 min ago
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

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






‘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?






Editors’ Choice

3 hours 53 min ago
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






‘Powers of Two’ by Joshua Wolf Shenk

3 hours 53 min ago
Joshua Wolf Shenk challenges the notion of the lone genius.






‘The Teacher Wars,’ by Dana Goldstein

3 hours 53 min ago
Dana Goldstein surveys the history of American public education and offers suggestions for its reform.






‘The Brown Reader,’ Edited by Judy Sternlight

3 hours 53 min ago
Memories of Brown University to mark its 250th anniversary.






‘Building a Better Teacher’ and ‘Getting Schooled’

3 hours 53 min ago
Two books assess the state of public education and the realities facing instructors today.






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

3 hours 53 min ago
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

3 hours 53 min ago
The characters in three books for early readers are propelled by their self-deception and passion.






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.






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

3 hours 53 min ago
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

3 hours 53 min ago
In three picture books, dancers who prefer to practice alone learn to share their talents with others.






Open Book: On the Syllabus

3 hours 53 min ago
Reporters at The Times share their favorite books about education.






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

3 hours 53 min ago
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

3 hours 53 min ago
Vikram Chandra, novelist and computer programmer, traces the connections between these two worlds of art and technology.






‘Egg & Spoon,’ by Gregory Maguire

3 hours 53 min ago
Two girls (one rich, one poor) trade places on their way to visit the czar in St. Petersburg.