Sep 4, 2012 — Kopano Matlwa's provocative novel focuses on the "Born Free" generation — those who came of age in the post-apartheid era. The author speaks to Tell Me More as part of its look at literature from nations on the rise: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
May 3, 2012 — In Nothing Daunted, two women leave New York to teach school in Colorado's wild frontier.
Mar 11, 2012 — Sears, Roebuck President Julius Rosenwald and civil rights leader Booker T. Washington got together to help build of thousands of schoolhouses for black children in the segregated South. Author Stephanie Deutsch tells the story of their friendship in You Need a Schoolhouse.
Aug 25, 2011 — When it comes to choosing a school for your child, the variables seem endless — from class size to teaching style and curriculum. There are bound to be questions. Education journalist Peg Tyre answers these questions in her new book, The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve.
Jul 27, 2011 — In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood left their tradition-bound lives in Auburn, N.Y., to teach on the Colorado frontier. Woodruff's granddaughter, Dorothy Wickenden, pieces together their story in Nothing Daunted, which enjoys its second week on the list.
Jul 24, 2011 — In 1916, best friends Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood left the comfort of New York society for a pioneer settlement in Colorado. Woodruff's granddaughter, Dorothy Wickenden, tells the story of their adventure in Nothing Daunted.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 6, 2011 — Any one of these five sizzling new nonfiction books could be the next Hollywood blockbuster. Our advice? Read them all before the Hollywood execs do.
Jun 2, 2011 — When book critic Maureen Corrigan was a kid, her family would pile into the car for trips to sites of historical interest. For Corrigan, summer has always been the season for traveling back to a bygone age — either by hitting the road or hitting the books.
Oct 13, 2010 — This week's paperbacks take on big questions: what it means to be Jewish; how a woman disfigured by polio became an iconic photographer; how medicine is blurring the boundary between life and death; and what we can do to improve America's schools.