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Nonfiction for Older Readers - 2018
A list of MPL Youth Services Librarians' favorite recent nonfiction books for Older Readers
When Fred Korematsu was a young man he was jailed for refusing to enter a Japanese Interment Camp. In free verse, photographs, and archival materials, the story of this remarkable civil rights activist is brought to life.
A playful celebration of all things s l o w. A fun read that encourages kids to take it slow, and pay attention to the world around them.
In this gorgeous memoir, master storyteller Jacqueline Woodson uses perfectly distilled verse to tell multiple stories at once; a deeply personal story of her family, a broader story of her place in the context of the people that came before her, the civil rights movement that was taking form around her, and the moments of self-discovery that led to a career in writing.
From the founder of the Girls Who Code organization, this book is less of a how-to, and more of an offering of entry points into the world of coding, including examples of practical and social uses for the skill, and inspiring stories of female coders.
54 hands-on science experiments using common household items that will help kids get to the bottom of some of the cool science behind sports.
An unsung champion of the labor rights movement, Fannie Sellins's story is told through prose, photos and ephemera.
All the Basher Science books are colorful, fun, and accessible guides to science and math concepts.
The DK Findout! series are stellar introductions to science and history concepts from dinosaurs to pirates to the human body.
This series of graphic novels stars Max Axiom, a superhero that can shrink to the size of an atom, and gets into adventures around science concepts. Think Magic School Bus for older readers.
A funny, fresh, and informative book for girls about their changing bodies