Nonfiction Monday

Picture Book of the Day

Underground
by Shane W. Evans (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger’s home. Where are they heading? They are heading for Freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.

Snippet: We are quiet.
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Chapter Book of the Day

Fort Mose: And the Story of the Man Who Built the First Free Black Settlement in Colonial America
by Glennette Tilley Turner (Author)
48 pages

Booktalk: Fort Mose in St. Augustine, Florida, was the first free African settlement to legally exist in what later became the United States. It was also the most southern link of the Underground Railroad.

Snippet: For Francisco Menendez, the story started in the Senegambia region of West Africa, where he was born into the Mandingo tribe around 1700.
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Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday

This week’s Nonfiction Monday Round-up host is The Childrens War

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Literary Links

Tom Greve booktalks his forthcoming book on plate tectonics at Nonfiction Book Blast

When The Project Is Over Getting Organized (via @freelancesw)

Amazon removes IPG Kindle books (@ebooknewser)
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Site Meter My NEW chapter book is Save the Best for Last, Abby (All-Star Cheerleaders)

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3 thoughts on “Nonfiction Monday

  1. Wow, there are so many great picture books available for learning more about black history! Both of your books sound good & I have never heard of that first black colonial settlement. Interesting how little we know of that part of our history. Thanks, Anastasia!

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  2. I just read “Underground” – very powerful. Thank you for alerting me to the second book – the previous comment was so true, there seems to be a wonderful spate of new books about African Americans and their part in our nation’s early story.

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