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Meet the four engaging Romanov sisters, who sparkle with personality and humor during a dark time in Russian history.

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Friendswood

René Steinke

Friendswood, Texas, is a pleasant town with some dirty secrets.

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A WWII hero gets his due as he climbs from school dropout to aviation ace.

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The Angel of Losses

Stephanie Feldman

Strong writing can’t overcome the author’s overreach in telling a fantastical tale.

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The history of educational policy development in the United States reflects a time-honored tradition of lurching ineffectively from one trend to another, most recently from No Child Left Behind to Race to the Top to Common Core.

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Bad Feminist

Roxane Gay

In explaining why she’s a bad feminist, Roxane Gay reveals what it means to be human.

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Jay Barbree provides a fresh perspective on the American hero, who did the impossible and touched the stars.

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American education, it's generally agreed, is in a state of crisis. The media is full of dire stories about soaring dropout rates, plummeting or stagnant test scores, and the woes of teachers who are underprepared, underpaid, and subject to evaluations that may not reflect their true value.