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Nancy's picks for the best non-fiction of Winter 2000-2001. Compiled by Nancy Polette 2001.
Last updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Alexander, Sue. BEHOLD THE TREES. Illustrated. by Leonid Gore. Arthur A. Levine, 2001. Gr 3-6 
A life story of the trees of Israel and the changes that took place by the people who lived, prayed, built and fought under their branches.
Clinton, Catherine. THE BLACK SOLDIER 1492 To The Present. Houghton-Mifflin, 2000. Gr. 5-9 
Traces the history of the black soldier from the American Revolution through Desert Storm.
Coulter, Laurie. WHEN JOHN AND CAROLINE LIVED IN THE WHITE HOUSE. Hyperion, 2000. Gr 2-5 
John and Caroline Kennedy's 1000 days in the White House are depicted herein both words and pictures along with a glimpse of historical events that marked the Kennedy era.Crocitto, 
Frank. Ed. NEW SUNS WILL ARISE. Photography by John Dugdale. Gr. 5-9 
Selected journal entries from Henry David Thoreau that show his concern for the natural world and the beauty of a time forgotten.
Johnson, Angela. THOSE BUILDING MEN. Illustrated. by Barry Moser. Blue Sky Press, 2001. Gr. K-3 
A simple, dramatic tribute to the men who gave their strength, sweat, courage and vision to the building of America's bridges, railroads and skyscrapers.
Nobisso, Josephine. JOHN BLAIR AND THE GREAT HINCKLEY FIRE. Illustrated. by Ted Rose. Houghton-Mifflin, 2000. Gr 1-4 
In 1894 amidst flames of the most devastating firestorm in the U.S., John Blair, the train porter, acted with courage and compassion. Here is the untold story of a hero history almost forgot. 
Rappaport, Doreen. FREEDOM RIVER. Illustrated. by Bryan Collier. Hyperion, 2000.Gr. 2-5. 
The story of John Parker, an ex slave, who led Kentucky slaves across a thin stretch of river to their freedom.
Stanley, Jerry. HURRY: AFRICAN AMERICANS IN GOLD RUSH CALIFORNIA. Crown, 2000. Gr 4-8 
The sweep of the gold rush era is captured in the life of Mifflin Gibbs who mirrors the experiences of African-Americans in the gold rush.
Tang, Greg. THE GRAPES OF MATH. Illustrated. by Harry Briggs. Scholastic,2001. Gr.2-4. 
Math puzzles that can be solved by using a few simple but effective techniques.