The Smartest Kid in the World: And How They Got That Way

By Amanda Ripley

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American journalist, Ripley, conducts this captivating search into the lives of three American teenagers who travel to learn abroad for a year. The results of how / why failure is good, valuing teachers is essential, and why other countries are further ahead in producing better students, are investigated through wonderful narrative and research.

Perfect for:

  • Lovers of investigative journalism.
  • Readers who enjoy non-fiction about education.
  • Anyone interested in how schools are run in Finland, South Korea or Poland.
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