Category: Nonfiction

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Undefeated

Undefeated

My Thoughts: Steve Sheinkin has become my favorite author of nonfiction young adult titles (Check out my thoughts on The Port Chicago 50  and Most Dangerous.) I was thrilled when I saw he had a book coming out focused on Jim Thorpe. We have a novel about him in the library that is… Read more »

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Mini Reviews: Nonfiction

Mini Reviews: Nonfiction

Last year I made an effort to read more nonfiction titles. That’s carried over into this year as well. There are just so many that I want to read! Radioactive: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World  The fascinating, little-known story of how two brilliant female… Read more »

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Most Dangerous

Most Dangerous

My Thoughts: Books like Most Dangerous are exactly what I had in mind when I set a goal to read one nonfiction book a month. Not only did I get to read an excellent and well written book, I also learned more about a topic that I had a woefully inadequate knowledge of…. Read more »

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Terrible Typhoid Mary

Terrible Typhoid Mary

My Thoughts: I was familiar with the term “Typhoid Mary” and knew a very basic bit about where it came from. This book filled in a huge knowledge gap for me. And the best part? It did it in a quick and interesting story! Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the… Read more »

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The Family Romanov

The Family Romanov

My Thoughts: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia was one of the books that made me decide to read a nonfiction book each month. I’d been meaning to read it but just never seemed to get around to it. If I put it on my monthly TBR… Read more »

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Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

My Thoughts: Rick Atkinson’s other YA nonfiction – D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy, 1944 is really popular in my middle school library. When I saw this one offered for review I knew I wanted to give it a try. It fits my “read one nonfiction book a month” goal and now I… Read more »

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Flesh and Blood So Cheap

Flesh and Blood So Cheap

My Thoughts: After reading Kids on Strike! I decided to finally pick up a book I’ve been meaning to read since I first head about it: Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy. I remember hearing about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in high school and being horrified. For… Read more »

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