Reviews and Blog Posts: nonfiction

Sky high : the true story of Maggie Gee

by Marissa Moss

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Maggie Gee grew up watching the planes take off at Oakland airport, dreaming of taking to the air herself. In 1941, she got her chance to join the WASP, the Women Airforce Service Pilots, one of only 2 Chinese American women accepted into the rigorous program. Maggie's true story of...

You are the first kid on Mars

by Patrick O'Brien

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What would it be like if you were the first kid to visit Mars? This book will show you what it might be like. First, read all about what it is like to travel in space. Then, see what the surface of Mars looks like and imagine how people might...

Food for thought : the stories behind the things we eat

by Ken Robbins

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Have you ever wondered where oranges came from or how edible mushrooms are grown? This book tells the facts and the stories behind fruits and vegetables. In some countries, the name for potato means "ground apple." Have you heard the Greek myth about pomegranates? All of these tidbits and more...

Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

by Jonah Winter

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This delightful picture book is an introduction to Gertrude Stein--her writing style (which the author imitates), her whirlwind life of parties with writers and artists in Paris, and her life at home with Alice B. Toklas. The bright pictures will draw in adults and children alike, and the text may...

The stuff of life : a graphic guide to genetics and DNA

by Mark Schultz

DPL Rating:
4

Did you ever wish that you understood what people were talking about when they mentioned DNA, RNA, and genes? Do you hear things about gene therapy and cloning and wonder how they really work? Or maybe you've just gotten to a section on genetics in your science class in school...

I'll pass for your comrade : women soldiers in the Civil War

by Anita Silvey

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Back during the Civil War, women could not join the military. But many women wanted to fight and joined the army disguised as men. This book talks about the reasons they joined up, the ways they had to disguise their identities, and how they got along once they were in...

Hide and seek : nature's best vanishing acts

by Andrea Helman

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Animals around the world and across many habitats use camouflage to hide themselves from predators. Giraffes in the savanna, candy crabs in the sea, grasshoppers in the desert, seal pups in the arctic, tigers in the forest, and jackrabbits in the mountains are just some examples of the varied animals...

Making cents

by Elizabeth Keeler Robinson

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The United States has a lot of different forms of currency, or money, from the penny up to the $100 bill. How much is the money worth and how can you get some of it? This book describes each monetary unit, shows a nice picture of it, and describes what...

No choirboy : murder, violence, and teenagers on death row

by Susan Kuklin

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In the United States, if juveniles are convicted of a really heinous crime, they can be tried as adults and even get life in prison. Until recently, juveniles could even be sentenced to death. This book tells the stories of several young men who were given the death sentence when...

Model : a memoir

by Cheryl Diamond

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Cheryl went to New York City to try to become a supermodel when she was 14. Everyone said, "Come back when you're older." At 16, Cheryl tried again and was hired by an agency. This is the story of how Cheryl became a model and got to do photo shoots,...

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