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The Nonfiction Revolution

In today's "skim culture," replete with soundbytes and sidebars, it's often challenging for student readers to develop the critical thinking and complex reading skills needed for success. Fortunately, intriguing new Nonfiction titles are making the genre more accessible than ever, providing an avenue to prepare students for future success. This collection represents some of JLG Editorial Director Susan Marston's most esteemed Nonfiction selections. Get them for just $9 each using coupon code $9NONFICTION.

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      The World of the Bible: Biblical Stories and the Archaeology Behind Them

      by Jill Rubalcaba

      Mar 2018

      Religious Books Elementary

      Browsable
      Learn fascinating facts about biblical history, then explore that same landscape as archaeologists are studying it today. Glossary. “Personalities of the Bible.” Index. Full-color photographs and reproductions of classical religious paintings.

      Meet Cindy Sherman: Artist, Photographer, Chameleon

      by Jan Greenberg

      Jan 2018

      Biography Middle Plus

      Expository Literature
      Looking at the life of legendary photographer Cindy Sherman, the authors have created an unconventional biography, that much like Sherman's famous photographs, has something a little more meaningful under the surface.

      The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

      by Jeanette Winter

      Nov 2017

      Nonfiction Early Elementary

      Narrative
      Get to know Zaha Hadid in this nonfiction picture book about the famed architect's life and her triumph over adversity. Key to architectural works. Author's note. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations.

      Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion

      by Chris Barton

      Oct 2017

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      Narrative
      This dazzling nonfiction picture book explores art, desperation, and one man's incredible idea for saving ships from German torpedoes in World War I. Author's note. Illustrator's note. Time line, with photographs. Suggestions for further reading. Link to author's complete bibliography. Full-color illustrations created using mixed analog and digital media.
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