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book cover New Jane Eyre Movie in Theaters Now

Cary Fukunaga's film adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel, Jane Eyre, is now in theaters and the reviews are glowing. A. O. Scott of The New York Times wrote that it was a "splendid example of how to tackle the daunting duty of turning a beloved work of classic literature into a movie" and Karina Longworth of The Village Voice wrote that "[u]sing Brontë's text as the basis for an inquiry into free will versus servitude, [Cary] Fukunaga mounts a subtly shaded, yet emotionally devastating, examination of what it really means to choose one's own way." Directed by Cary Fukunaga, the lead roles are played by Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), with a supporting cast including Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, and Sally Hawkins.

Visit Focus Features' Jane Eyre website for more information about the film and to watch trailers.

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book cover The New Cool: Celebrating Brains Over Brawn

Now available, The New Cool is the astonishing story of a team of high school seniors and their remarkable mentor, who come together—not to play a sport or exercise their athletic prowess—but rather to build a machine that will battle in the most heated, sophisticated robotics contest in the world. The FIRST Robotics competition, sponsored by genius inventor Dean Kamen, is jumpstarting American innovation for the next generation—and beyond.

The Wall Street Journal had this to say about Bascomb's inspiring tale of triumph: ". . . It offers a lesson in how American kids can thrive when faced with daunting challenges. . . . [The book] inevitably raises troubling questions about whether America can regain its leadership in science and engineering even with Mr. Kamen's inventive approach."

The NYC FIRST Robotics Competition will take place from March 11-13th at the Javits Center in Manhattan, where over 60 high school teams from around the world will showcase their robotic creations and compete for the championship.

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