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15 Nonfiction Books for Kids That They Won't Mind Reading
As much as kids love fairytales and make believe, a powerful true story is something that'll stick with them for a lifetime. All of these nonfiction reads are educational, delightfully illustrated , and guaranteed to make reading time even more fun. How do you make a magical children's book about a young girl changing the world even better? By having Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai write it. First of all, this book is so beautiful you'll want to put it on your coffee table.
Highlighting nonfiction for teens is one of my passions. YA nonfiction covers everything topic-wise that adult nonfiction covers. There are memoirs and biographies, histories of events or individuals who changed the course of those historical events, personal essay collections, and more. Some YA nonfiction books are told through the comic format while others are told through scrapbook style formatting, allowing images and documents to pepper the prose. Some are also told in verse.
But they would be remiss to overlook some of the amazing nonfiction works that are equally captivating, thought-provoking, and even worldview-affecting. Here are 10 extra-compelling nonfiction books for teens that span all kinds of interests and curiosities. In December , it was announced that every year-old in Sweden would be given a copy of this book. Step away from the online quizzes! The teen years can be awkward. But sometimes the early adult years continue to be awkward.
This list of nonfiction books for kids may be just what you need to turn a acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two.
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In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum: ?20, Amazon
Getting kids to read books outside the classroom can sometimes feel like you're pulling teeth. But that won't be the case with these nonfiction titles. Each is based on real people, places, and events that will keep them engaged, excited, and turning page after page. A story about how determination can turn imagination into reality, this children's book is out-of-this-world remarkable. It follows the journey of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, and details how she accomplished her childhood dream of soaring amongst the stars. Standing up for what you believe in is a lesson we try to instill in kids from an early age, which is why little ones should read this illustrated biography that celebrates Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She spent her life speaking up for others and arguing against unfair treatment, and her biggest and most influential dissents are detailed here.
The New York Times today ran a groundbreaking story about a year-old child who, growing up in a Brooklyn homeless shelter, leads something of a modern Dickensian existence. While stories about the poor do not run as often as they should, they also constitute something of a prestige genre in nonfiction writing. Many of the great names in journalism have been those who have doggedly pursued the stories of the poor. The appeal of these stories is the way they challenge others; the focus on humanistic detail with which they necessarily qualify the established narratives about poverty you know, all those slogans politicians shout about bootstraps and the like. The irony is how seldom these powerful narratives actually seem to move the gears of power. It took him three years of reporting to tell their story. It took 11 years to report.
It's been a big year in the world of words. From memoirs to cookbooks, there's a tome here for everyone. War correspondent Marie Colvin was the journalist every news reporter looked up to. Glamorous, hard drinking and brave, she reported from the most dangerous places in the world, bearing witness to the horrifying truths of war. Famed for the trademark eye-patch she wore after losing the sight in her left eye when she was hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she was killed in Syria in Buy now.