3. Horace's Compromise

by Theodore Sizer

The title sounds like a novel. It makes me think of Sophie's Choice. But no, this is a call to arms for school reform! As such it is a very good one. But... yawn.

2. Zeitoun

by Dave Eggers

This is a fine work of non-fiction.

Addulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun lived and work in New Orleans when Katrina arrived and then the levees broke. In fact they still live there. This is their story of how they survived the country's worst natural disaster in a century. But that is only one dimension of there experience. The rest is downright Kafkaesque. Read it and you'll know.

Really, this one is worth a read. It's due in paperback in June.

1. Little Brother

by Corey Doctorow

A nice rebellious little book.