Media Center Memo

March 2013


The following are new nonfiction titles on their way to the media center! How can you use these titles in YOUR classroom? Let me know what other topics/titles you will need for next year asap!


Drawing from the City

Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People (also a biography!)


Believe: The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand

No Crystal Stair (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book)

Martin Luther King Jr: A King Family Tribute

Animals Welcome: A Life of Reading, Writing, and Rescue (Peg Kehret)

Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker’s Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty

Hope Solo: My Story

Language Arts

I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp

Tell Them We Remember: The Story of the Holocaust

We Are Their Voice: Young People Respond to the Holocaust

Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II

Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles


Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death

Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Animals

Wild Horse Scientists

Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead

The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America's Largest Mammal

Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope

Eruption: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives

Social Studies:

Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America

The Adventures of Achilles (great for a mythology unit!)

Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America (A Companion Book to the Steven Spielberg Film)

Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves and Other Female Villians

The Giant and How He Humbugged America

Master George's People: George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation


Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

A Framework for Understanding Poverty


Make sure you check the library periodically for withdrawn books/videos. Out with the old, in with the new!