Browsing Category : Non Fiction

Graphic Novel for Older Readers


Today I have a graphic novel for older readers.  Whether you are a sports lover or a sports hater, this one will have you cheering for the Bishop O’Dowd Dragons to win the state championship.  This book delves into the team, its players, and even the history of the sport. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter,…

How Women Got the Right to Vote


Today I have a book that looks at how women got the right to vote.  This was an eye-opener for me.  I am shocked that I didn’t know the history.  When you read this and realize how long it took and how close we were to failing, you will be amazed.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that this portion…

The Face of Poverty in America


Today I have a book that shows the face of poverty in America.  This book is a memoir, so it will show kids what it is really like to live on food stamps and to have to declare you are in the free lunch program every day at school. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…

Before They Were Authors


Today I have a book that looks at kids before they were authors.  It is told in graphic novel format.  All of the individuals profiled became famous writers and none took the same path.  It is a lovely to way to show kids how author’s lives influence their writing and that maybe they too could become famous authors in the…

Books for the Budding Feminist


Today I have books for the budding feminist.  The first is a picture book about Gloria Steinem and the second is a biography of Cecile Richards, the past president of Planned Parenthood.  Both women have championed equality across genders.  They don’t shy away from making trouble and speaking out.  Their courage, I hope, will inspire young girls to find the…

Decorate for the Holidays with Legos


Today I have a book that will let you decorate for the holidays with Legos.  I remember an ill fated year when Christmas arrived in the midst of our remodel.  All our decorations were squirreled away in boxes off site with no hope of retrieval.  Lego creations saved our tree from the shame of being naked but none we made…

Is That Actually a Job?


Today I have a book that will have kids saying “Is that actually a job?”  We have all read the books where kids can be a Doctor, a Lawyer or a Construction Worker.  But how about Dinosaur Duster or a Cow Massager?  Not jobs kids typically consider.  This book will open kids’ eyes to all the unusual passions they can pursue…

Bringing Down a President


With the current news about impeachment, I was fascinated to find this book about the Watergate scandal for kids (a big shoutout to Ms. Yingling at http://msyinglingreads.blogspot.com for putting it on my radar!)  This newsworthy event may have taken place in 1973, but some of the parallels and language used are eerily familiar as we look at events today.  This…

Women’s Air Race Across America


Today I have a book that chronicles the women’s air race across America.  Never heard of it you say?  Well it happened in 1929, and if you think Amelia Earhart was a trailblazer for women in aviation, just wait until you meet Marvel Crosson, Louise Thaden, and Pancho Barnes.  Amelia Earhart may get the glory today, but as plane travel…

Childhood in South Africa


Today I have a book by Trevor Noah about his childhood in South Africa.  It is an adaptation from his adult novel.  I had absolutely no idea how powerful this book would be.  Nor did I understand before reading it, what Trevor Noah went through being biracial in a country where his birth was literally a crime.  I handed it…