Mid-July Meeting

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?

The Boys who Challenged Hitler, by Phillip Hoose

Summary: The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion.

Farrar Straus Giroux

Find it at WCPL

Wild at Heart, by Terri Farley

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.

Houghton Mifflin

Fatal Fever: tracking down Typhoid Mary, by Gail Jarrow

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.

Calkins Creek

Find it at WCPL

Flying Cars: the True Story, by Andrew Glass

Summary: Flying cars are real! This book for young readers combines history, biography, technology, and humor in a breezy survey of hybrid vehicles and the dream of flight that kept inventors at work despite many failures and the dictates of common sense.

Clarion

Passenger on the Pearl, by Winifred Conkling

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.

Algonquin

Find it at WCPL

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.

Dial

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