Published Online: June 5, 2007
Published in Print: June 6, 2007, as Also of Note

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Class Counts: Education, Inequality, and the Shrinking Middle Class

by Allan Ornstein (Rowman & Littlefield,; 304 pp., $24.95 paperback).
Suggests government and educational countermeasures to America’s increasing economic stratification.

Balancing Two Worlds: Asian-American College Students Tell Their Life Stories

edited by Andrew Garrod & Robert Kilkenny (Cornell University Press,; 288 pp., $19.95 paperback).
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Fourteen young adults share their experience growing up as members of the “model minority.”

An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming

by Al Gore (Viking Children’s, an imprint of Penguin,; 192 pp., $16 paperback).
An adaptation of the former vice president’s 2006 best-selling book and Oscar-winning documentary, for late-elementary and middle school students.

Building Literacy Connections With Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel

edited by James Bucky Carter (National Council of Teachers of English,; 164 pp., $30.95 paperback).
Advice on spicing up academic reading by pairing traditional and contemporary texts, such as Dante’s Inferno with an X-Men story.

Effective Communication for School Administrators: A Necessity in an Information Age

by Theodore J. Kowalski, George J. Petersen, & Lance D. Fusarelli (Rowman & Littlefield,; 254 pp., $34.95 paperback).
Three scholars of educational leadership and administration consider how strong public and intraschool relations can change schools’ climate and bring about reform.

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