There’s no time like the present to study the past. This season we have fascinating historical fiction and nonfiction titles spanning over 150 years. Meet a heroine of the Civil Rights Movement, learn about the childhoods of famous figures, and navigate the perils of the Transcontinental Railroad.
With each title in this blog post you’ll travel further and further back in time. Read on to find reviews, author info, and links to review each title for free on NetGalley!
Who are the headline-makers that readers want and need to know about? The Gateway Biographies series introduces readers to noteworthy figures in pop culture, politics, history and more. Take a look at the newest additions to the Gateway Biographies series below, featuring the life stories of three influential public figures that will inspire readers to stand up, speak out, and take action.
By Sara E. Hoffmann, School & Library Series Managing Editor
As a big gymnastics fan, I was thrilled to edit Lerner’s Gateway Biography on Aly Raisman. But even more impressive to me than Raisman’s gymnastics talent is her status as an activist for victims of abuse and a spokesperson for body positivity.
By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books
Once upon a time, I learned that there were two types of books–fiction and nonfiction. Fiction was imaginary, and nonfiction was true. And then I became a children’s book editor and occasionally found myself working on some very fiction-y nonfiction. Or is it nonfiction-y fiction? Read More
This list will help you get ready for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 21 and Black History Month in February. Simply use it to quickly pull together displays, featured reads or anything else you need! Read More