"No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books."
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-61) British poet
- ‘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.
- ‘The Most Dangerous Book,’ About Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:39 GMT
- 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, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:38 GMT
- In three picture books, dancers who prefer to practice alone learn to share their talents with others.
- Open Book: On the Syllabus Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:37 GMT
- Reporters at The Times share their favorite books about education.
- Children’s Books: Kelly DiPucchio’s ‘Gaston,’ and More Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:37 GMT
- 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, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:37 GMT
- Vikram Chandra, novelist and computer programmer, traces the connections between these two worlds of art and technology.
- ‘Egg & Spoon,’ by Gregory Maguire Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:36 GMT
- Two girls (one rich, one poor) trade places on their way to visit the czar in St. Petersburg.
- The Shortlist: Joseph T. Hallinan’s ‘Kidding Ourselves,’ and More Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT
- New books by Joseph T. Hallinan, Clifton Crais, Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg, Jennifer Ouellette, and Jonathan Rottenberg.
- Applied Reading: Gateways to the Classical World Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT
- A variety of inventive apps are devoted to Greek, Latin and the history of Greco-Roman civilization.
- ‘The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke,’ by David Bromwich Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT
- As portrayed by David Bromwich, Edmund Burke was tolerant and humane.
- Children’s Books: Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT
- Jacqueline Woodson’s memoir in verse offers poems about sibling rivalry, parents and the friends who help you through.