Talking @ YA Non-Fiction

Posted by Mary Risi on 3/22/2011 2:00:00 PM

 
It's been non-stop non-fiction this week in the Library.
 
Ms. Pomeroy's 7th Grade English classes and Ms. Del Polito's 8th Grade English classes have stopped by for non-fiction book talks. The good news in Young Adult non-fiction is the same as it is for Young Adult fiction: some of the best writers in the world are turning their talents to writing for teenagers. And publishers are matching their efforts with beautifully produced books featuring visuals that enhance the telling of fascinating tales that just happen to be true.
 
With topics that range widely from the truly terrifying shark attacks down the Jersey Shore in the summer of 1916, to the social impact of Barbie and her funny feet, to domestic espionage conducted during the American Revolutionary and Civil wars and the Civil Rights movement, to the things that forensic anthropologists learn when they find human remains encased in glacial ice, the Library's non-fiction collection is a treasure trove.
 
What follows are photographs of the exhibit on display in the Library of artwork produced by Mrs. Keitel's Projects & Performances class. In a unit called No-Nonsense Non-Fiction, students produced artwork inspired by the non-fiction books they read for the unit.
 
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
 
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