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Youth Nonfiction & Stuff You Missed in History Class Pairings

January 9, 2012

nonfiction monday

I love listening to the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcasts. While listening I’m often reminded of children’s and young adult nonfiction books. Both are a great introduction for adults as well as children and teens. Here are some natural pairings from 2011. Can you think of others?

“The Halifax Explosion” (December 2011) and Blizzard of Glass by Sally Walker

“The Christmas Truce” (December 2011) and Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon

“The Freedom Rides” (series, September 2011) and Freedom Riders by Ann Bausum.

“Civil War Medicine: Angels of the Battlefield” (December 2011) and “Civil  War Spies” (series, June & July 2011) and Sarah Emma Edmonds who was both a nurse and a spy. Youth biographies about her include: Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds by Marissa Moss, Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour Reit and  Sarah Emma Edwards was a Great Pretender by Carrie Jones.

“Mary Seacole and the Crimean War”  (February 2010) and In the Shadow of the Lamp by Susanne Dunlop (published 2011). In the Shadow of the Lamp tells us more about Florence Nightingale, but  Mary Seacole does make an appearance and, thanks to the podcast, I recognized her right away.

“Fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory” (May 2011) and Flesh and Blood so Cheap  by Albert Marrin.

This week’s Nonfiction Monday roundup can be found at Great Kids Books.



2 thoughts on “Youth Nonfiction & Stuff You Missed in History Class Pairings

  1. Nice! Now I have more books to check out in our lovely libraries here in Singapore. I love the idea of the pairing. 🙂

  2. Tara says:

    I had not heard of this podcast…thank you for sharing this. I will have to subscibe and then share these with my sixth graders.

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