Closing the Achievement Gap in Schools with Paul Tough, Mystery Superstar Mary Higgins Clark

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Tasia Burroughs of Sisulu Children''s Adademy, a Harlem charter school, raises her hand during class Jun 21, 2000 in New York City.

Paul Tough looks at how poverty affects classroom performance, as well as mental and physical development in students in his latest book, Helping Children Succeed. Egyptian journalist, psychiatrist, and visual artist Basma Abdel Aziz discusses her debut novel, The Queue. Novelist Mary Higgins Clark has been keeping readers up at night for decades. She talks about her first mystery bestseller, Where are the Children? for this month's Leonard Lopate Show Book Club. Former child actor Robert Henrey talks about the newly restored noir classic "The Fallen Idol," written by Graham Greene.