May 25, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Best Books 2015: Nonfiction

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
M.T. Anderson. Candlewick.
Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
Ann Bausum. Penguin/Viking.
Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History
Don Brown. Roaring Brook.
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Don Brown. HMH.
Bird & Diz
Gary Golio. illus. by illus. by Ed Young. Candlewick.
Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
Jessie Hartland. Random/Schwartz & Wade Bks.
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
Phillip Hoose. Farrar.
Sail Away
Langston Hughes. illus. by illus. by Ashley Bryan. S. & S./Atheneum.
The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects
Paul B. Janeczko. illus. by illus. by Chris Raschka. Candlewick.
Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx
Sonia Manzano. Scholastic.
My Seneca Village
Marilyn Nelson. Namelos.
Water Is Water
Miranda Paul. illus. by illus. by Jason Chin. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks.
Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound
Andrea Davis Pinkney. Roaring Brook.
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France
Mara Rockliff. illus. by illus. by Iacopo Bruno. Candlewick.
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Steve Sheinkin. Roaring Brook.
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras
Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams.
Beastly Verse
Joohee Yoon. Enchanted Lion.


  1. Again non-fiction books w/no photos?