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Adult Books for Teens: Nonfiction: “Dead Wake”

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson The Lusitania, a British ship in the Cunard Line, was considered the most elegant passenger liner of its day. It was fast and luxurious, and a trip aboard was … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “Between the World and Me”

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates   “This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” Often books have an opening sentence–or … Continue reading

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Nonfiction: “The Half has Never been Told”

The Half has Never been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist     I was fascinated by Baptist’s argument that an important foundation of American capitalism, and an essential element in the economic success … Continue reading

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Common Core: Adult Books for Teens: “Revolutionary Summer”

   Revolutionary Summer by Joseph J. Ellis The summer of 1776 is the revolutionary summer that Ellis discusses in his book, one in which the fate of the war for independence looked pretty bleak. Ellis says of Washington’s ragtag army, … Continue reading

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“1776”

1776 by David McCullough (Another title I read in keeping my promise to find good non-fiction.) This is a great story written by a great storyteller. David McCullough has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. (If … Continue reading

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