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Q: When you step out of your USUAL genre what do you like to read? Best books in that genre?
I don’t really have a usual genre. There is a genre that I never read (science fiction) but otherwise I read books from many genres. But one genre I don’t read a lot of is non-fiction. I do like non-fiction, but I don’t read a ton. Here are two MG/YA non-fiction books that I think are outstanding:
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin
I can’t tell you how amazing this book is. Us Americans all think of Benedict Arnold as this terrible traitor, but before he sided with the British during the American Revolution, he was instrumental in the U.S. winning the war. Actually even after he switched sides, he helped the U.S. win the war. This book is absolutely fascinating, and you will never look at the American Revolution the same way again. And isn’t that cover amazing!?
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
I have talked about this book before on the blog, but I can’t emphasize enough how amazing this book is. You learn about the man Charles Darwin, not just about his theory of evolution. And what an amazing man he was, and so devoted to his wife. What I love about this book is that we see two people who have vastly different beliefs in religion, but still manage to build a life together, respect each other, and love each other. Seriously you guys, you should check this one out. See all the rewards on the cover? Not that awards means you will love a book, but this one is beautiful. Plus, the cover for this one is totally fantastic, too!
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