It's True! Nonfiction Booklist

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  • Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon

    Steve Sheinkin (J623.451 Shei)

    Scientists, patriots, soldiers, traitors, spies, and world leaders cross paths in this fast-paced story of the world’s first atomic bomb.

  • Growing Up In Coal Country

    Susan Campbell Bartoletti(J917.48 Bart)

    Nipper, breaker boy, spragger, and mule driver were typical jobs for young boys growing up in the coal mines of Pennsylvania around the turn of the 19th century. These are their stories of danger, courage and loyalty.

  • Mrs. Harkness and the Panda

    Alicia Potter (E599.789 Pott)

    In 1934, socialite and widow, Ruth Harkness, travelled to a remote and mountainous area of China and brought back a panda – the first live panda ever seen in the United States.

  • The Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-ending Search for a Cure

    Jim Murphy (J616.9 Murp)

    Think Tuberculosis is a disease of the past? Think again! A look at the past, present and future of this resilient bacterial disease and its effect on civilization.

  • Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind and American Friendship

    Russell Freedman (J973.7 Free)

    Award winning writer, Russell Freedman, tells the fascinating history of the unlikely friendship between two icons of the Civil War era, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

  • Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman

    Marc Nobleman (JB Fing)

    Every Batman comic book is marked with the words “Batman created by Bob Kane.” “For almost thirty years, fans did not suspect otherwise. But that is not the whole truth.” Bill the Boy Wonder is the story, in comic format, of Bill Finger, the co-creator and long-time writer of Batman.

  • Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron

    Mary Losure (J305.23 Losu)

    Found in 1797, as a young boy, living wild and naked in the mountains of France, the Savage of Aveyron, was treated in turns as a curiosity, an object of derision, a specimen, an imbecile, a burden. This is his amazing story.

  • Life in the Ocean: The Story of Sylvia Earle

    Claire A. Nivola (EB Earl)

    Born in 1935, Sylvia Earle rode in a single passenger airplane at the age of 5, learned to dive by 16, went on an expedition in the Indian Ocean, helped design a submersible diving bubble, lived for 2 weeks under water, and served as the chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Beautifully illustrated!

  • Can We Save the Tiger?

    Martin Jenkins (J591.68 Jenk)

    An easy-to-read and beautifully illustrated look at extinction. “The world’s quite a big place, you know. But it’s not that big, when you consider how much there is to squeeze into it.”

  • We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March

    Cynthia Levinson (J323.1196 Levi)

    In Birmingham, Alabama, in May, 1963, 4,000 children were jailed in pursuit of their civil rights, seeking an end to segregated schools. We’ve Got a Job is the story of four of those children.

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