Reading to learn can sometimes feel daunting, but nonfiction doesn’t have to be boring! We’ve had a great influx of intriguing nonfiction recently, so allow me to introduce some of our newest additions:
You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey ; illustrated by Soyeon Kim
Every tiny atom in our bodies came from a star that exploded long before we were born. From its opening pages, the book suggests that we are intimately connected to the natural world; it compares the way we learn to speak to the way baby birds learn to sing, and the growth of human bodies to the growth of forests.
Electric Ben : the Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd.
True Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin was the first American celebrity. In pictures and text, master artist Robert Byrd documents Franklin’s numerous and diverse accomplishments, from framing the Constitution to creating bifocals. The witty, wise, and endlessly curious Franklin is the perfect subject for Byrd’s lively style and vibrant art.
Brave Girl : Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel ; pictures by Melissa Sweet
When Clara Lemlich arrived in America, she couldn’t speak English. She didn’t know that young women had to go to work, that they traded an education for long hours of labor, that she was expected to grow up fast. But that did not stop Clara. She went to night school, spent hours studying English, and helped support her family by sewing in a factory. Clara never quit. And she never accepted that girls should be treated poorly and paid little.
Meet Me at the Art Museum : a Whimsical Look Behind the Scenes by David Goldin
“After being discarded on the floor of an art museum, Stub (a museum ticket) has nowhere to go until Daisy the docent’s helper (a name tag) finds him and offers him a tour of the museum. Stub meets a badge who keeps the artworks safe, a computer who archives them, and other characters who work there. David Goldin combines actual artworks by famous artists, found pieces, and digital art to tell Stub’s sweet story.”– Provided by publisher.
Come see us at the library for even more new and noteworthy nonfiction titles.