November 20, 2017

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Piecing Together Our Past: U.S. History | Series Nonfiction

A focus on U.S. military battles and engagements marks this season’s offerings.

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New Reference Works on Economics, Dogs, Vietnam, & More

This month’s reference reviews include a guide to dog breeds, a look at the Vietnam War’s role in pop culture, and more.

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Book Review: Leaving Kent State by Sabrina Fedel

Publisher’s description On May 4, 1970, the campus of Kent State University became the final turning point in Americans’ tolerance for the Vietnam War, as National Guardsmen opened fire on unarmed student protesters, killing four and wounding nine. It was one of the first true school shootings in our nation’s history. A new young adult […]

Vietnam: A History of the War by Russell Freedman | SLJ Review

FREEDMAN, Russell. Vietnam: A History of the War. 160p. bibliog. glossary. index. maps. notes. photos. Holiday House. Oct. 2016. Tr $20. ISBN 9780823436583; ebk. $20. ISBN 9780823437481.

Gr 6-8 –In his customary well-honed prose, Freedman presents a coherent overview of the Vietnam War. First he retraces Vietnam’s 2,000 year struggle to become and stay independent and how the United States went from ally to aggressor (a result of shifting from fighting colonialism to opposing communism after World War II). […]

Teens Review War Books: Mythological, Historical, and Emotional

Teens often feel like they are misunderstood and at war with the rest of the world. These fiction titles will give them some strategies for coping on and off the battlefield of adolescence.

Ghostly Guinea Pigs, Time-Travelers, and Seelie Wars | Fiction Series Update

These latest updates in ongoing series, these books encompass a wide variety of topics: a dark and haunting title about Vietnam from Chris Lynch, more drama from the world of the Seelies from Jane Yolen and son Adam Stemple, and time-traveling adventures with Mira.

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