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FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Nonfiction that Reads like Fiction

Got a book report due? Here are some great reads! You may not even realize you’re reading nonfiction or you might just find that nonfiction rocks!

Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos:      A compelling look at how sugar cane played a role in many different events throughout the last 200 years including the slave trade, several revolutions at home and abroad, and the Louisiana Purchase.

 The Dark Game: True Spy Stories by Paul B. Janeczko: Each chapter covers a different era of U.S. espionage history from the Revolutionary War to today’s cyber techniques and other 21st century developments.

 

 

Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson: Dramatic account based on the words and stories of witnesses and survivors.

 

 

 

Bomb: the Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin: An “edge of your seat” thriller that describes the U.S. and Russia’s race to build the atomic bomb.

 

 

Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates by Jill Rubalcaba and Peter Robertshaw: If you like paleontology or archaeology, try this book. The authors focus on four hominins that lived before recorded history, what their bones tell us about them and how they lived their lives.

 

 

Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners From 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert by Marc Aronson: Gripping story about the miners trapped below, what was happening above and why that region is important to the mining industry.

 

 

If you need more suggestions, call us 303-235-5275 or better yet stop by and see one of your teen librarians.


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