Browsing Category : Non Fiction

Thought Provoking Book for Young Basketball Fans


Today I have a thought provoking book for young basketball fans.  This story is adapted from the adult bestseller about Perry Wallace, the man who integrated college basketball in the South.  His journey is a revealing look at our history and the evolution of the game.  It is especially timely with March Madness in full swing! Don’t forget to follow One…

The Power of Fashion


Today I have a book that shows the power of fashion.  Since it is Women’s History Month, I thought it would be fun to profile a book that shows how women have used fashion to craft an image, to make a statement and to further the cause of women’s equality.  The clothes we wear can speak volumes to others and…

Book About Female Athletes


Today I have a book about female athletes.  It doesn’t focus on a particular sport, but it does look at the development of women’s athletics over the years.  Having a daughter who adores soccer, I found it extremely eye opening to recognize the hurdles women have already surmounted and what they have left to overcome.  My daughter has been following the National…

Delightful Biography Series for Kids


Today I have a delightful biography series for kids.  This book features Helen Keller but the series also covers such notable names as Martin Luther King, Jr., Albert Einstein, Jane Goodall and Ghandi to name a few.  They depict these famous namesakes as children throughout the books and their stories are told in a conversational style, making them ideal for young kids…

Girl Rising for Women’s History Month


March is women’s history month, and what a history we have.  I have chosen to highlight Girl Rising for Women’s History Month even though it looks at present day challenges women face around the world.  I think this section of the book explains it best: “We look at numbers and facts all the time without necessarily understanding how significant they…

Picture Book for Black History Month


Today I have an awesome picture book for Black History Month.  In the past I recommended books like Little Rock Girl 1957, which looks at integration in Little Rock, AK and No Crystal Stair which profiles the founder of the  National Memorial African Book Store in Harlem.  The March trilogy  is also a wonderful set of graphic novels that highlight John…

Extreme Battlefields for Kids


Today I have a book about extreme battlefields for kids.  But what makes them so extreme is how the environment played a decisive role in determining the victor.  Nature can often times be the most formidable foe as this book shows us.  For kids who are interested in battle history or simply history in general, this book extremely well done. Don’t…

A Story for Children About Survival


Today I have a story for children about survival.  This work of nonfiction looks at a girl, Sachiko who survived the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki.  It is poignant, touching and focused on peace moving forward.  While I knew the story from American history books, it opened my eyes to hear the experience from the perspective of a young…