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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...
      

Week in Review, November 21st - 25th

This week on hbook.com…From the November/December 2016 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Foreign Correspondence: "An Interview with Deborah Ahenkorah: Torchbearer for African Children’s Publishing" by Summer EdwardNovember's issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: Native American Heritage Month, American immigration, feminism, psychology and empowerment, music makersReviews of the...
      

Books mentioned in the November 2016 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Native American Heritage MonthBehnke, Alison  A Timeline History of the Trail of Tears [Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion series]Gr. K–3     48 pp.     Lerner     2015Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-8582-2Paperback ISBN 978-1-4677-8640-9Ebook ISBN 978-1-4677-8641-6Peoples of North America seriesBodden, Valerie  ApacheGr. 4–6     48 pp.     Creative Education     2015Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-550-4Paperback ISBN 978-1-62832-151-7Bodden, Valerie  CherokeeGr. 4–6     ...
      

Music makers

Deans, Karen  Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of RhythmGr. K–3     32 pp.     HolidayIllustrated by Joe Cepeda. This book recounts the highs (performing for soldiers overseas) and lows (dealing with Jim Crow laws in the South) for the Sweethearts, an all-female jazz band started in 1939 at a...
      

Psychology and empowerment

Cain, Susan  Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of IntrovertsGr. 4–6     259 pp.     DialIllustrated by Grant Snider. With Gregory Mone and Erica Moroz. This distillation of the concepts in Cain's adult book Quiet focuses on situations likely to affect kids and teens, with anecdotes from young introverts. Quiet Power discusses the...
      

Feminism

Braun, Eric  Loretta Lynch: First African American Woman Attorney GeneralGr. 4–6     48 pp.     LernerRoland, James  Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Iconic Supreme Court JusticeGr. 4–6     48 pp.     LernerGateway Biographies series. Two high-achieving women are portrayed fairly, with equal attention paid to their personal and professional lives. Ginsburg's story spans her childhood in...
      

American immigration

Coy, John  Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New LandGr. K–3, 4–6, middle school     32 pp.     CarolrhodaPhotographs by Wing Young Huie. A short poetic text focuses on both the difficulties and rewards of immigrant life. Poignant black-and-white and color photos, taken over thirty years in Huie's home...
      

Native American Heritage Month

Behnke, Alison  A Timeline History of the Trail of TearsGr. K–3     48 pp.     LernerTimeline Trackers: Westward Expansion series. This entry in the approachable series examines events surrounding the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their land. From the arrival of the first Europeans through the Trail of Tears and...

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