Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday - sharing my nonfiction stack! 12.11.19

Wednesdays I join Alyson Beecher from kidlitfrenzy and other
#kidlit bloggers to share wonderful nonfiction picture books.
The intention of today's blog post is to give professionals that work in the
education field new nonfiction reading material and ideas to use 
with students to promote a love of reading nonfiction materials.

I've been sharing my nonfiction stacks lately.  Here are some more to add to your reading list!

Paper Son by Julie Leung
Paper Son:  The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist
written by Julie Leung
illustrated by Chris Sasaki
I had not heard of artist Tyrus Wong before but after reading this book I bet many of us have seen either his work in the Disney movie Bambi or the way artists today have been inspired by his work.  
This was a very interesting immigration story and shows how despite treatment of the American government and citizens, immigrants like Tyrus have left a lasting mark on his adopted country.

The President Sang Amazing Grace by Zoe Mulford
The President Sang Amazing Grace
written by Zoe Mulford
illustrated by Jeff Scher
A simplistic summary of a horrible American tragedy.  Mulford captures the essence of what happened on June 17, 2015, when a shooting happened at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  Using a brief text to explain what happened, this book is certainly a stepping stone teachers may choose to use into a further discussion.

Manhattan by Jennifer Thermes
Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island
by Jennifer Thermes
Wow, hope you have a while to delve into this amazing book.  A fascinating history of this island with well illustrated pages that will keep you looking at them for hours.  I appreciated the visual since I have yet to visit!  It does make me want to book a trip!

Finding Narnia by Caroline McAlister
Finding Narnia: The Story of C.S. Lewis and His Brother
written by Caroline McAlister
illustrated by Jessica Lanan
A very cool story and one that is a must read if you've read any of the Narnia books.  Great background and the author explains where Lewis got much of his inspiration from when creating this series.
Very cool hardback cover under the jacket.  Make sure you take a peek!

As always, happy nonfiction reading!

1 comment:

  1. Manhattan is such a masterpiece--loved it. And I just read Paper Son today--it's lovely, both the text and the art.