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Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book was a quarterly supplement to our monthly e-newsletter Notes from the Horn Book. Nonfiction Notes provided recommendations of recently published nonfiction books, by topic, across grade levels, ability levels, and all areas of interest. All reviews are from The Horn Book Guide. The Common Core State Standards Initiative...
      

Books mentioned in the September 2018 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: 2018 BGHB Nonfiction Awards Edition

Trailblazing Latinx womenQuintero, Isabel  Photographic: The Life of Graciela IturbideIllustrated by Zeke PeñaMiddle school, high school     96 pp.     Getty     2018Trade ISBN 978-1-947440-00-5Acevedo, Sylvia  Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket ScientistGr. 4–6, middle school    311 pp.     Clarion     2018Trade ISBN 978-1-328-80956-8    $17.99Ebook ISBN 978-1-328-52690-8    $9.99Spanish ed. ISBN...
      

Planetary science

Fishman, Seth  A Hundred Billion Trillion StarsGr. K–3     40 pp.     Greenwillow2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book. Illustrated by Isabel Greenberg. Fishman and Greenberg engagingly highlight the wondrousness of numbers, stars, and just about everything about our home planet. Fishman exchanges science writing's traditional stiffness for a confiding tone. Greenberg,...
      

Incarceration and redemption

Slater, Dashka  The 57 BusHigh school     306 pp.     Farrar2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book. In 2013, on the 57 bus in Oakland, California, African American teen Richard, egged on by friends, set white, genderqueer teen Sasha's gauzy skirt on fire. Sasha survived but sustained third-degree burns; Richard was arrested...
      

Trailblazing Latinx women

Quintero, Isabel  Photographic: The Life of Graciela IturbideMiddle school, high school     96 pp.     Getty2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Award winner. Illustrated by Zeke Peña. Photographer Iturbide’s story is told in comic-panel format, with striking black-and-white illustrations, high-quality reproductions of her own photographs, and spare first-person narration drawing upon her writing...

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