It was wonderful to see all the kids who attended this meeting! Our discussion was on the Newbery criteria “Presentation of Information” and we shared more non-fiction titles. It seems that so far our front runner for non-fiction is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. What is YOUR favorite non-fiction published this year?
Summary: Mustangs have thrived for thousands of generations. But now they are under attack from people who see them as pests. Courageous young people are trying to stop the round-ups and the senseless killings. They are standing up to the government and big business to save these American icons. With eye witness accounts, cutting-edge science, and full-color photographs, Terri Farley and Melissa Farlow invite readers into the world of mustangs in all its beauty, and profile the young people leading the charge to keep horses wild and free.
Summary: Chronicles the story of the early 1900s typhoid fever epidemic in New York, providing details as to how its infamous carrier was ultimately tracked down and stopped.
Summary: Documents the events of the 1848 escape attempt by Emily Edmonson, her siblings and dozens of other enslaved people on board the Pearl, discussing the contributions made by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Emily’s subsequent education and her history-changing teaching career.
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: my story of the Selma Voting Rights March, by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
Summary: A 50th-anniversary tribute shares the story of the youngest person to complete the momentous Selma to Montgomery March, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in historic Civil Rights events.