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Just the facts

Kathleen Krull has mastered the art of writing high-interest informational books for children.  When you search for Kathleen Krull in our online catalog, you will soon discover a great variety of non-fiction titles based on historical events.  Krull has written some 60 books, most notably biographies.  Her award winning titles include:

Lives of the musicians : good times, bad times (and what the neighbors thought)

Lives of the presidents : fame, shame (and what the neighbors thought)

Harvesting Hope: The story of Cesar Chavez

Wilma unlimited : how Wilma Rudolph became the world’s fastest woman

and many more.

In 2011, Kathleen Krull won the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, D.C. Nonfiction Award, an honor presented annually to an author or illustrator whose total body of work has contributed significantly to the quality of nonfiction for children.

Recently, two new titles by Krull were added to our collection.  What Was The March on Washington and What Was the Boston Tea Party are the titles in the What Was… series that we now have available for checkout.  Other titles are What Was the Gold Rush and What Was the Battle of Gettysburg.  At this point, we can get these through interlibrary loan.  What a fun way to learn history! What Was the March on Washington even includes black and white photos taken on that grand day.

Nonfiction books are being written in such an entertaining way that readers barely realizes they are reading a factual book.  So, if you haven’t been in the habit of checking out nonfiction books, give it a try.  I think you will thoroughly enjoy your read!


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