Books: Non-Fiction

The Bomb

Book - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. 2010. Zinn's personal reflections and political analysis on the WWII bombing of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Royan, and more.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Brother, I’m Dying

Book - Non-fiction. By Edwidge Danticat. 2008. A gripping autobiographical book, about one Haitian woman's experience as a young immigrant and her family's struggle to survive in the United States while fearing for those they left behind.
Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Immigration
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Caribbean Connections: The Dominican Republic

Book - Non-fiction and Fiction. Edited by Gallin, Glasser, Santana. 2005. 250 pages. Reader-friendly overview of the history, politics, and culture of the fourth largest Latino community in the United States.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Art & Music, Immigration, Latinx, Sports, US Foreign Policy, Women's History, World History/Global Studies
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Cause: Reconstruction America, 1863-1877

Book – Non-fiction. By Tonya Bolden. 2014. 138 pages. One of the few non-fiction texts on Reconstruction aimed at young readers, Cause is a strong alternative to the textbook treatment of the era.
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Racism & Racial Identity
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Chew on This

Book - Non-fiction. By Eric Schlosser. 2006. Geared to the young consumer, takes a bite out of fast-food industry.
Time Periods: 20th Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Food
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Book - Non-fiction. By Phillip Hoose. 2010. 160 pages. The story of Claudette Colvin, a teenager who refused to give up her seat in the year leading up to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Women's History
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Coal Mountain Elementary

Book - Non-fiction. By Mark Nowak. 2009. An expose of the coal industry using a combination of poetry, images, first person testimonies, and newspaper accounts.
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Labor
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