Multcolib School Corps Picks High Interest Nonfiction for Students Reading Below Grade Level [9-12]
Annotation:The Forensic Files subset examines the forensic sciences behind the most fascinating solved and unsolved cases, from autopsies to facial reconstruction, and more.
Annotation:Most people know about lions, zebras, monkeys, and bears, but what about bettongs and bilbies? Or quolls and quokkas? And potoroos and pademelons? These animals live on the continent of Australia, along with kangaroos, koalas, and many other marsupials.
Annotation:After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
Annotation:What would you do if you found an alligator in your garage? Or if you spotted a mountain lion downtown? In cities and suburbs around the world, wild creatures are showing up where we least expect them.
Annotation:When George Ohr's trove of pottery was discovered in 1967, years after his death, his true genius was discovered with it. The world could finally see how unique this artist really was!
Annotation:The Donner Party struggles to survive the wagon train journey from Illinois to California as members of the ill-fated Donner Party, resorting to cannabalism to survive.
Annotation:Hey, did you hear the one about the man who dropped a lit cigarette into the toilet with some gasoline-soaked rags? Of course you did, it happened to your gym teacher's cousin. Or was it your cousin's gym teacher?
Annotation:Traces the adventurous life of the South Pole explorer whose ship, the Endurance, was frozen in ice and crushed, leaving the captain and crew to fight for survival.
Annotation:"A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members"
Annotation:Can you escape from an evil wizard? Can you outrun a corpse? Can you learn secrets from a severed head? These terrifying questions--and many more--enliven twenty-two tales collected from around the world and retold.
Annotation:All it would take is one sneeze. Your DNA would be all over this book. That's right. Your spit has DNA in it. So does your skin. And your blood. That's important to police because everyone's DNA is different. With the right equipment, detectives can match a person with some blood left at a crime scene. They've put murderers in jail that way. They've also freed innocent people.
Annotation:Ashley spent nine years in foster care after being taken away from her mother. She endured many caseworkers, moving from school to school and manipulative, humiliating and abusive treatment from one foster family. See how she survives and eventually thrives against the odds.
Annotation:How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers with Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, and jokes told at family dinner.
Annotation:In Best Friends Forever, you'll meet four unlikely pairs that prove love knows no bounds. There's Suryia and Roscoe, the orangutan and dog swim buddies; Owen the baby hippo and his hero tortoise Mzee; Koko, the gorilla that speaks sign language and loves her kitties; and Jasmine, who befriends anyone that needs a helping hand. These true stories will amaze, inspire, and make you say "awww.
Annotation:Seahorses, some of the ocean's most charming fish, are in trouble. In the past twenty years their populations has declined. They are threatened by overfishing, pollution and climate change.
Annotation:Presents a collection of famous cases solved by handwriting analysis including the Lindbergh kidnapping and the Hitler diaries.
Annotation:Police try not to disturb a crime scene. But eventually, everything gets cleaned up. Bodies get taken to the morgue. Evidence goes to the police station. The yellow police tape comes down. So how do detectives remember what was where? That's a job for a forensic photographer.
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Books to support the Common Core Standard ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10: "Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text." Throughout the ELA standards you will find a repeated focus on how the central idea of a text develops and unfolds through use of specific details and how the author's perspective shapes her writing. True stories and tales that will engage even the most reluctant teen reader.