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Books mentioned in the November 2018 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Religions of the world Darvic, Debra B.  We Are Jewish Faces Gr. PS, K–3     32 pp.     Behrman/Apples     2018 Trade ISBN 978-1-68115-536-4 Gilani-Williams, Fawzia  Yaffa and Fatima: Shalom, Salaam Illustrated by Chiara Fedele Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Kar-Ben     2017 Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-8938-7 Paperback ISBN 978-1-4677-9423-7 Ebook ISBN 978-1-5124-2717-2 Jordan, Deloris  A Child’s Book of Prayers […]

Myths and folktales around the world

Bowles, David  Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico Middle school, high school     303 pp.     Cinco In this dense but readable anthology of captivating tales from pre-Columbian Mexico, a variety of creation and origin myths are ordered chronologically to share a narrative history of the world from the Aztec and Maya perspectives. Background […]

Natural history of our world

Brake, Mark  The Big Earth Book: How Our Planet Was Shaped by Earth, Air, Fire, and Wind Gr. 4–6     256 pp.     Lonely Planet Illustrated by Brendan Kearney. This attractive oversize book is all about Earth: “how it was formed, what shaped it, and how it came to be full of living things.” Organized into sections […]

Protecting our world

Amstutz, Lisa J.  Bringing Back Our Freshwater Lakes Middle school, high school     112 pp.     ABDO/Essential Hand, Carol  Bringing Back Our Oceans Middle school, high school      112 pp.     ABDO/Essential Hand, Carol  Bringing Back Our Tropical Forests Middle school, high school     112 pp.     ABDO/Essential MacCarald, Clara  Bringing Back Our Deserts Middle school, high school     112 pp. […]

Religions of the world

Darvic, Debra B.  We Are Jewish Faces Gr. PS, K–3     32 pp.     Behrman/Apples “BROTHER, SISTER, / FRIENDSHIP faces, / faces of all RACES and PLACES, / we are JEWISH faces.” A scrapbook-like format features bright photographs and lilting rhymes depicting the diversity of Jewish people — of various ages, skin colors, abilities, etc. — and […]

Plagues and medical breakthroughs

Davis, Kenneth C.  More Deadly Than War: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War Middle school, high school    291 pp.    Holt Despite the overwhelming number of people killed by the great Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, it virtually disappeared from our national consciousness, not to mention our history books. Then, […]

Promoting tolerance

Bakshi, Kelly  Roots of Racism Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential Blakemore, M. T.  White Privilege Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential Burling, Alexis  Race in the Criminal Justice System Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential Eboch, M. M.  Race and Economics Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential Edwards, Sue Bradford  […]

Empowering girls and women

Conkling, Winifred  Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot Middle school, high school    310 pp.    Algonquin This fascinating chronological account of the bumpy road to women’s suffrage in the U.S. begins with the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention and culminates with ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Over half the book focuses on […]

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

Immigration Freedman, Russell  Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Chinese poems translated by Evans Chan. Gr. 4–6     81 pp.     Clarion     2014 Trade ISBN 978-0-547-90378-1 Harrison, Geoffrey C. and Scott, Thomas F.  New Americans Gr. 4–6     48 pp.   Norwood   2013 Library binding ISBN 978-1-59953-591-3 Nazario, Sonia  Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to […]

Books mentioned in the November 2015 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

World religions Bullard, Lisa My Religion, Your Religion [Cloverleaf Books: Alike and Different series] Illustrated by Holli Conger Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Millbrook     2015 Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-4905-3 Paperback ISBN 978-1-4677-6033-1 Ebook ISBN 978-1-4677-6296-0 Grün, Anselm The Legend of Saint Nicholas Illustrated by Giuliano Ferri Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Eerdmans     2014 Trade ISBN 978-0-8028-5434-6 Lumbard, […]