Category Archives: nonfiction

Black Lives Matter by Sue Bradford Edwards

About: Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light. Anna’s Thoughts: This … Continue reading

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The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming About: Here is the riveting story of the Russian Revolution as it unfolded. When Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was … Continue reading

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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose About: At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of their nation’s leaders, a group of teenagers resolved to … Continue reading

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We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story by Josh Sundquist

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story by Josh Sundquist About: Josh Sundquist only ever had one girlfriend. For twenty-three hours. In eighth grade. Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had … Continue reading

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Poetry Month!

LET’S TALK ABOUT POETRY! April is National Poetry Month, if you weren’t already aware, and for a very long time I thought poetry was MeGa BoRiNg!!! It was high school when I started to appreciate how great it can be. My A.P. Literature teacher … Continue reading

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Audrey’s Top 5 of 2014

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny , and the Fight for Civil Rights  by Steve Sheinkin On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, … Continue reading

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Debbie’s Best of 2014

Palace of Spies #1 by Sarah Zettel  About: It is London in 1716. 16 year old Peggy Fitzroy has been tossed into the street for refusing to marry the man chose for her by her uncle. Brave and resilient Peggy is … Continue reading

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