Monday, April 08, 2013

Nonfiction Monday Round Up is Here Today!

Every Monday the Kidlit blogosphere hosts a round up of posts about children's and young adult nonficiton books. Today I am hosting with links from all over. If you have a post up leave a comment and put your unique URL in Mr. Linky below. Then come back later in the day or tomorrow to visit all the blogs.

My contribution is a recommendation of the book Hand in Hand; Ten Black men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney. (Jump at the Sun Books, 2012). Winner of the 2013 Coretta Scott King Author Award. This flowing, accessible story of ten great leaders in American history covers the span of Benjamin Banneker, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, A. Philip Randolph, Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barack H. Obama II. The Pinkneys speak directly to children and young adults about the trials and tribulations faced by these outstanding Black men and show how determination, struggle, faith and grace enabled them to change the world for the better. One section that I am making a point to share with my sons is the chapter on Thurgood Marshall, who Pinkney describes as a "one of a kind kid with a way all his own. The boy wore knee-pants and hard shoes. He carried a comic book in both his back pockets, and was good at snapping gum. [...] Thurgood was  an A+ prankster, too."  Pinkney goes on to say "A true trickster, the one who makes the best mischief, is the one paying the closest attention." I need to keep that in mind in my house! Thurgood's principal sent him to the school basement to memorize passages from the Constitution as a punishment. After a while he was known as the boy who could help other students with their memory work and explain all the hard words. This boy grew up to be "Mr. Civil Rights", arguing Brown vs. Board of Education and the one who "Knocked "separate but equal" on its crooked head." Andrea Pinkney's poetic prose reads like a folktale and her husband Brian's full color portraits and illustrations are vibrant and beautiful. This book is a treasure!!

Reviews at NYT, GoodReads, and Horn Book are worth checking out too.

Now let the wild rumpus begin!!

Ms. Yingling has a fiction/nonfiction pairing on the Battle of Gettysburg.

Jeff @ NC Teacher Stuff has The World is Waiting for You, which he would "call it the nonfiction version of Oh, The Places You'll Go!."

Brenda @ proseandkahn has Self Portrait with Seven Fingers; The Life of Marc Chagil in Verse.

Lisa @ Self Employed has A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin.

Alex @ Randomly Reading has Tito Puente: Mambo King.

Ami @ A Mom's Spare Time has kid's cooking books in a series from Lerner.

Sally's Bookshelf has Miss Ladybird's Wildflowers.

Booktalking has Earth Day Every Day.

Jean Little Library has One Step a Time; A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way.

Cindy and Lynn have Style Me Vintage at Bookends.

Wrapped in Foil is singing the praises of Forest Has a Song.

Perogies and Goyza has What's for Lunch? How School Children Eat Around the World.

Mother Reader is featuring a pet care book on small mammals.

Biblio File has Blizzard of Glass; The Halifax Explosion of 1917.

Janet Squires has the ABC's of Baseball. It must be spring!

Alicia @ The LibrariYAn has Migrant Mother; How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression.

Sonder Books has Helen's Big World.

Be sure to visit these wonderful blogs this week and discover so new and fabulous nonfiction!




17 comments:

Ms. Yingling said...

I have a fiction/nonfiction pairing on the Battle of Gettysburg today.

shelf-employed said...

Thanks for hosting today. Just an FYI, I had to use IE to access your site, Chrome was trying to deny access.

Andromeda Jazmon Sibley said...

Thanks for the heads up shelf-employed! I have no idea what's wrong. If anyone has any tips I'd appreciate it!

Ami said...

My kids helped me review a cookbook series from Lerner this weekend.

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Cindy Dobrez said...

I got a warning message from Chrome, too. It said that your site contained postings from A Mixed Up Files that was known to distribute malware....

Roberta said...

Thanks for hosting this morning.

I'm singing the praises of Forest has a Song this morning at http://blog.wrappedinfoil.com/2013/04/singing-praises-of-forest-has-a-song/

Sometimes Linkys don't like certain browsers, and you just have to change to a different one. I often have trouble, but not today.

MotherReader said...

My book's title is just too darn long, so I'm going with Small Mammals book. ;)

Thanks for hosting!

Andromeda Jazmon Sibley said...

Thanks so much for the info on the malware. I took out the only link I could find to that site. I hope that helps! Please continue to let me know if you are getting warnings...

Jeanne Walker Harvey said...

Thanks for hosting Nonfiction Monday today! I'm featuring Hands Around the Library - Protecting Egypt's Treasure Books

http://jeannewalkerharvey.blogspot.com/2013/04/hands-around-library.html

Andromeda Jazmon Sibley said...

I also have to apologize to the two posters whose comments I deleted. It's just that you included a very helpful link to the problem page and I am trying to distance myself from that particular problem for a while. Your comments were very helpful though so thank you again!!

Janet S. said...

Thanks for hosting.
My selection is "ABC's of baseball" by Peter Golenbock with pictures by Dan Andreasen.

Lynn Rutan said...

At Bookends, Cindy and I review Style Me Vintage: a Guide to Sourcing and Creating Retro Looks by Naomi Thompson. Many teens are into vintage clothing and this terrific book would be a great addition to high school collections!

Linda at teacherdance said...

I love the Pinckney books, & see that this must be a good one, Andi. I will pass it on to our librarian. Thank you!

Sondy said...

Thanks for hosting! I'm reviewing a beginning Picture Book Biography, Helen's Big World, by Doreen Rappaport & Matt Tavares.

Sondy said...

Thanks for hosting! I'm reviewing a beginning Picture Book Biography, beautifully illustrated, Helen's Big World, by Doreen Rappaport & Matt Tavares.