Category Archive: Nonfiction

Review: THE RADIUM GIRLS by Kate Moore

In The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, As World War I began, the military needed luminous dials to help the soldiers at night. Answering the call to make these dials were hundreds of young women who were lured in by higher than normal wages. Made with radium, a substance we now know to be harmful, these …

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Review: ALL THE GALLANT MEN by Donald Stratton with Ken Fire

Every American alive today knows Franklin Roosevelt’s famous quote about Pearl Harbor. Imagine though experiencing that attack first hand. Donald Stratton, a young man from Nebraska, was unlucky enough to be on the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941. At 8:10 in the morning, his life changed forever. Stratton was badly burned over a good …

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Review: THE MERCY OF THE SKY by Holly Bailey

In The Mercy of the Sky by Holly Bailey, on May 20, 2013, Moore, Oklahoma became the first ever urban area to be struck by two EF5 tornadoes since records of tornadoes have been kept. The nation watched in horror as the massive tornado roared through the suburban landscape. The tornado struck during the middle …

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Review: IT’S WHAT I DO: A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE OF LOVE AND WAR by Lynsey Addario

  Lynsey Addario never dreamed of becoming a famous photographer. Photography started out as a hobby for her. Soon, however,  her hobby became the reason she used to travel abroad. Her journeys took her to Afghanistan  (both before and during the U.S war there), Sudan, Iraq, Libya,  Somalia, Turkey, Argentina, and various other places around …

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Review: WHERE THE WIND LEADS by Vinh Chung

Where the Wind Leads by Vinh Chung is a remarkable and inspiring true story of one family of refugees.  The Chung family had built themselves an empire in Vietnam but when the communists took over in 1975, they began to loose everything.  Eventually, the family realized that if they didn’t leave the country,  their growing …

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