What is this prejudice we have against Nonfiction? Many people won’t read it because they feel it would be like reading a text book or it is just too boring. It doesn’t have to be that way! Below are a few nonfiction selections that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat….
“Killers of the Flower Moon” is an amazing book regarding events about which previously I knew nothing. ??. Written in almost mystery genre fashion, this is an intense read about a widespread evil conspiracy which caused many Osage deaths in the 1920s. Why? Mineral rights. The Osage never signed away their mineral rights and when oil was discovered on their land, they became among the wealthiest in the world. Greed and hatred brought about the demise of many.
Louis Zamperini remained “Unbroken” following his experience as a WWII POW of the Japanese. Once an Olympic runner, Zamperini’s bomber crashed into the Pacific where he was stranded until “rescued” by the Japanese. Following his release from the POW internment camp, Zamperini finds a reason to have faith again. A very well researched and well written book.
26-year-old Beverly Deepe reported on the Vietnam War as a freelance reporter for the Christian Science Monitor. She reported from all over the country, moving freely and thinking independently of the military and diplomatic types.
Ken Jennings’ Junior Genius Guide on the U.S. Presidents is a super fun way to share your love of history with your kids. Great illustrations and interesting blurbs of trivia make this a “go to” book. Did you know “George Washington almost missed the very first Inauguration Day? He was short on cash and a friend had to loan him six hundred dollars so he could make the journey.”
If you love true stories of spies, codes, and mayhem, this is the book for you! Illustrations make learning about the Cold War fun and there are special projects throughout the book. Some of the information you will learn will be hair-raising! For instance, “The Secret unlock code for the Minuteman missile during the Cold War was 00000000.”
|A very simple series of three vignettes. In 1920s Appalachia there was only folk medicine available to care for those inflicted with heinous injuries or epidemic disease. Into this maelstrom of illness rode Mary, a determined nurse, with big plans to bring vaccines, nurses, and a hospital to the area.|
Now, please, go forth and read and enjoy Nonfiction!