Fun, enlightening and challenging nonfiction for elementary school students featured on my Blog where you will find the full text of my reviews. Most of these books are compatible with Common Core State Standards.
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Sergi Grinkov and Ekaterina Gordeeva were the dominant pairs figure skaters of the late 1980's. Gordeeva tells their story--their professional trial and triumphs and their personal ones--seemingly holding nothing back. Touching.
Katharine Graham has penned the best autobiography that I have ever read. Don't be intimidated by its length. Mrs. Graham is a gifted narrator. A must read for any aspiring writer.
John Adams is man so much smarter than I'll ever be that if I had the opportunity to talk to him I wouldn't understand a word. McCullough is a wonderful translator.
Gouveneur Morris is another of those founding fathers that I likely wouldn't be able to understand. Brookheiser writes on my level as if telling a story. I love the factual history told as a narrative story approach. It makes the material accessible to a wider audience.
Cornelia Fort, Nashville debutante, Army pilot. This southern belle defied her father and learned to fly; was nearly shot down by the Japanese on December 7, 1941; and became one of the first female military pilots.