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Books mentioned in the August 2015 issue of What Makes a Good…?

What Makes Good Narrative Nonfiction?

Picture Books

Applegate, Katherine  Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
Illustrated by G. Brian Karas.
40 pp.     Clarion     2014     ISBN 978-0-544-25230-1

Bang, Molly and Chisholm, Penny  Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth
Illustrated by Molly Bang.
48 pp.     Scholastic/Blue Sky      2014     ISBN 978-0-545-57785-4

Bryant, Jen  The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
48 pp.     Eerdmans     2014      ISBN 978-0-8028-5385-1

George, Jean Craighead  Galápagos George
Illustrated by Wendell Minor.
40 pp.     HarperCollins/Harper      2014     ISBN 978-0-06-028793-1

Heos, Bridget  I, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are
Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas.
40 pp.     Holt     2015     ISBN 978-0-8050-9469-5

Mattick, Lindsay  Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
56 pp.     Little, Brown      2015     ISBN 978-0-316-32490-8

Petričić, Dušan  My Family Tree and Me
24 pp     Kids Can      2015     ISBN 978-1-77138-049-2

Tonatiuh, Duncan  Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
40 pp.     Abrams      2014     ISBN 978-1-4197-1054-4

 

Intermediate

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell  Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America
230 pp.     Houghton     2015     ISBN 978-0-544-31367-5

Berger, Lee R., and Aronson, Marc  The Skull in the Rock: How a Scientist, a Boy, and Google Earth Opened a New Window on Human Origins
64 pp.     National Geographic     2012     ISBN 978-1-4263-1010-2
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-1053-9

Brown, Don  Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans
96 pp.     Houghton     2015     ISBN 978-0-544-15777-4

Freedman, Russell  Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain
Chinese poems translated by Evans Chan.
81 pp.     Clarion     2014     ISBN 978-0-547-90378-1

Murphy, Jim and Blank, Alison  Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure
149 pp.     Clarion     2012     ISBN 978-0-618-53574-3

Nelson, Kadir  Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
108 pp.    HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray     2011     ISBN 978-0-06-173074-0

Silvey, Anita  Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall
Foreword by Jane Goodall.
96 pp.     National Geographic     2015     ISBN 978-1-4263-1518-3

 

Young Adult

Bausum, Ann  Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
120 pp.     Viking     2015      ISBN 978-0-670-01679-2

Bowers, Rick  Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate
160 pp.     National Geographic     2012     ISBN 978-1-4263-0915-1
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-0916-8

Fleischman, Paul  Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines
204 pp.     Candlewick     2014      ISBN 978-0-7636-7102-0
Paperback ISBN 978-0-7636-7545-5
Ebook ISBN 978-0-7636-7407-6

Fleming, Candace  The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia
287 pp.     Random/Schwartz & Wade      2014     ISBN 978-0-375-86782-8
Library binding ISBN 978-0-375-96782-5
Ebook ISBN 978-0-375-89864-8

Hoose, Phillip  The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
198 pp.     Farrar      2015     ISBN 978-0-374-30022-7

McClafferty, Carla Killough  Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment
96 pp.     Carolrhoda     2013     ISBN 978-1-4677-1067-1

Mitchell, Don  The Freedom Summer Murders
256 pp.     Scholastic     2014      ISBN 978-0-545-47725-3
Ebook ISBN 978-0-545-63393-2

Pinkney, Andrea Davis  Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound
166 pp.     Roaring Brook     2015     ISBN 978-1-59643-973-3

Sheinkin, Steve  Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
361 pp.     Roaring Brook      2015       ISBN 978-1-59643-952-8

Stone, Tanya Lee  Courage Has No Color, the True Story of the Triple Nickles: America’s First Black Paratroopers
148 pp.     Candlewick     2013     ISBN 978-0-7636-5117-6

These titles were featured in the August 2015 issue of What Makes a Good…?

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