Schoolhouse Rock

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This week Alice and Kim talk underdog robots, a school with no tests, and monsters of the Midwest. This is For Real.

This episode is sponsored by the Book Riot Mystery Giveaway, What They Meant for Evil by Rebecca Deng, published by FaithWords and Book Riot’s Recommended.

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Nonfiction in the News

Ann Shen’s Bad Girls Throughout History is being made into a series.

The film version of Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy will hit theaters in January 2020!

New Books

Midwestern Strange: Hunting Monsters, Martians, and the Weird in Flyover Country by B.J. Hollars

The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age by Bina Venkataraman

Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession by Rachel Monroe

Scan Artist : How Evelyn Wood Convinced the World That Speed-Reading Worked by Marcia Biederman

Schoolhouse Rock

The Class: A Life-Changing Teacher, His World-Changing Kids, and the Most Inventive Classroom in America by Heather Won Tesoriero

Law Touched Our Hearts: A Generation Remembers Brown v. Board of Education ed. By Mildred Wigfall Robinson and Richard J. Bonnie

The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis

Reading Now

KIM: Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia

ALICE: Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood by Karina Longworth


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