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BrooklynFans Of Books: Little Soldiers

Little Solders: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

By Lenora Chu

Harper 

In Little Soldiers, Lenora Chu offers a look into the insular education system of China and uses her parenting journey to launch a wider investigation into whether its educational methods are something to which the West should aspire.

In 2010, Chu found herself at the heart of the global debate between China and the western world when she and her husband enrolled their American son into the Chinese state-run school system celebrated for producing some of the planet’s top-ranking students, per the PISA education assessments.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: A Chat With Jesse Mecham, Author Of “You Need A Budget”

You Need A Budget

By Jesse Mecham

Harper Collins Business, On Sale December 26

Jesse Mecham is the founder of YNAB, or You Need A Budget, the award-winning personal finance platform.

YNAB was founded in 2004 when Mecham and his new wife Julie were broke and, since they were students with big dreams and very few dollars between them, knew they needed to watch their money.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Dick Gregory’s Defining Moments In Black History

Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies

By Dick Gregory

Amistad: An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers

Comedian and activist Dick Gregory was a provocative, incisive, and comedic force to be reckoned with for over 50 years.

Gregory made his mark as a groundbreaking performer who used satire to reflect on racial issues in America, and dedicated most of his life to social activism.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Looking At Legendary QBs First Coaches

My First Coach: Inspiring Stories of NFL Quarterbacks and Their Dads

By Gary Myers

Grand Central Publishing

Gary Myers, the NFL columnist for the New York Daily News regarded as the dean of football writers, has added to his collection of seminal works with My First Coach, examining legendary quarterbacks and their fathers.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Pride & Prejudice & Mistletoe

Pride & Prejudice & Mistletoe

By Melissa de la Cruz

St. Martin’s Press

Pride and Prejudice is one of Jane Austen’s most famous works, and bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz applies her own twist to the classic.

In Pride & Prejudice & Mistletoe, the setting is Christmas and the roles are reversed,  and it is Miss Darcy, who is endearing but a bit snooty, and Luke Bennett, characterized as a sexy slouch.

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BrooklynFans Of Books Examines AR In Anomaly: The Rubicon

Anomaly: The Rubicon

By Skip Brittenham & Brian Haberlin

Anomaly Productions

The Rubicon is the much-anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking Anomaly, the science fiction graphic novel released in 2012.

Anomaly challenged artistic and technological limits with its simultaneous release of a glossy hardcover book, which is the longest original full-color graphic novel ever published, and a companion app that implemented Augmented Reality, or AR, to offer a unique interactive experience.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Belichick And Brady

Belichick And Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football – Championship Edition

By Michael Holley

Hachette Books

The New England Patriots have become the gold standard in terms of how a sports organization should operate, and they have the hardware to prove it.

Their head coach, Bill Belichick, and quarterback, Tom Brady, have combined to win five Super Bowls, the record for a coach-quarterback duo.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: A Look At Movie Titans “Warner Bros”

Warner Bros: The Making Of An American Movie Studio 

By David Thomson

Yale University Press

Esteemed film critic David Thomson examines the lives of the famed movie family, the Warner Brothers, who arrived in America as unschooled Jewish immigrants.

Warner Bros is part of Yale  Uniersity Press’ Jewish Lives series, and it chronicles how Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack (Moses, Aaron, Szmul, and Jacob) founded a studio that became the smartest, toughest, and most radical in all of Hollywood.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Sidekicks”

 The Sidekicks 

By Will Kostakis

HarlequinTEEN

Will Kostakis is a bestselling author in Australia, and The Sidekicks, a novel centered around three young men who connect over their shared loss of best friend, is his debut in America.

Ryan, Harley and Miles are very different people—the swimmer, the rebel and the nerd. All they’ve ever had in common is Isaac, their shared best friend, but they discover there’s more common ground to be found than they imagined.

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