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Nonfiction Monday will be at ProseandKahn next week on May 27, 2013, so get your nonfiction reviews ready!
Without further ado, here are the amazing submissions we have for nonfiction children's books this week:
Jeanne Walker Harvey at True Tales & a Cherry on Top has a great book for Canadians celebrating Victoria Day at home (or at the lake) today- a book by a Canadian librarian, Joanne Stanbridge, with a strong message of hope, called The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives.
Can you imagine if learning to read was outlawed? It was for Booker T. Washington and other slave boys in the US before emancipation. Jeff Barger features Washington's struggle to get an education via Fifty Cents and a Dream, by Jabari Asim and Bryan Collier.
Tara at A Teaching Life also has a story of a man who was affected by the prohibition on literacy among slaves. Dave the potter has a profound legacy and you can check it out in Etched in Clay by Andrea Chen.
Laura Salas introduces us to the life cycle of a godwit through The Long, Long Journey. I'd never heard of a godwit bird before so I need to find this book and find out all about them!
This seems to be a popular choice because Ami at A Mom's Spare Time is reviewing The Long, Long Journey today too! You know what they say about great minds- they read the same books!
Ms. Yingling has a civil rights theme going on today and for nonfiction she introduces Courage Has No Color by Tanya Lee Stone, about the Tuskegee Airmen.
It's a fascinating non-fiction graphic novel at Shelf-Employed today, all about non-human primates and the humans who have studied them. Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani will be released next month.
Kids who like things that go will be interested in The Great Big Book of Mighty Machines showcased by Jennifer at The Jean Little Library. My son is sitting over my shoulder trying to get me to order it before I finish typing this sentence- looks like a good one!
Barbed Wire Baseball, by Marissa Moss and Yuko Shimizu, is featured at The Children's War. I've never heard of Kenochi Zenimura who made it possible to play baseball in his internment camp, but I want to know more now.
Amy at Hope is the Word brings us a review of Miss Moore Thought Otherwise, about the woman who made libraries accessible to children- and I am sure all of us participating today are thankful for that!
Cindy and Lynn at Bookends introduce a unique activity book, Sneaky Art by Marthe Jocelyn. Who wouldn't like an artistic surprise?
I think today's creepiest choice goes to Janet Squires, who is introducing a book about a real-life monster, Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster. With a cover like that I bet it will be very popular!
Stacking Books has another story of someone who couldn't get the education she wanted, in For the Love of Music, The Remarkable Story of Maria Ann Mozart, who was Amadeus' big sister.
Julie Gerber introduces two books in Carole P. Roman's If You Were Me and Lived In... series. Click over and take a journey to France and Mexico!
Our fearless founder, Anastasia Suen, has a book about a rescue mission to save a Navy SEAL, called Today's Air Force Heroes by Miriam Aronin.
Pragmatic Mom has a number of nonfiction middle grade books about skateboarding, including
Cool Skateboarding Facts.
I review a Japanese children's book about conceptual math that has been translated into English, Which is Round? Which is Bigger? by Mineko Mamada here at Perogies & Gyoza.