Nonfiction Friday

February 9, 2018 Uncategorized 14

NonfictionFriday

Nonfiction Friday is a link-up where you can find all of the awesome nonfiction happenings of the week. Be sure to link-up your nonfiction posts too!

14 Responses to “Nonfiction Friday”

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Anna! I think the only translated nonfiction I’ve read is Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens and two of Svetlana Alexievich’s books, but I enjoyed them both a lot 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      I’ve really enjoyed the translated nonfiction I’ve read too! I’m hoping the fact that it’s award for both fiction and nonfiction doesn’t mean nonfiction will be neglected.
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  1. Kim@Time2Read

    I have to say, the lack of nonfiction reading in school doesn’t really concern me. I can’t say that any of my kids read a lot of nonfiction books while they were kids. As a wise teacher, a reading specialist, advised me—don’t be concerned with WHAT they read; only THAT they read! And they did, even if it was sports in the newspaper and magazines.
    As they get into the upper grades, if they are in advanced courses, they are reading nonfiction nonstop in text books, online articles, etc. I feel like they need the break of reading something ‘fun’ that lets them relax and enjoy, without requiring a lot of thought.
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    • DoingDewey

      That’s good to hear! I don’t feel like my high school course included enough nonfiction reading material – pretty exclusively text books which don’t seem quite the same as finding good online articles or reading a nonfiction book – but hopefully things are improving, especially with regard to teaching students how to find good sources online. And I certainly agree that having some fun reading is important too 🙂

      • Veronica

        I agree that nonfiction in schools tends to be of the textbook variety, which can seem quite boring. I think a lot of people are still averse to nonfiction because of this, and they have yet to be introduced to narrative nonfiction, which is a quite different reading experience. I’d be curious to see if this changes in the coming years, as the popularity of narrative nonfiction – spurred by books like The Devil in the White City and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – is still a relatively new phenomenon.

        • DoingDewey

          I’ll be interested to see how this develops as well! My impression is that there’s been a push for more nonfiction and I’d love to see more narrative nonfiction read in schools.

  2. Veronica

    Add my name to those excited about the NBA’s addition of a translated work category! Not only do we need to get away from our Americanness by reading more translated works, but the US has no official language, so embracing literature written in other languages would actually further celebrate what makes America unique. I don’t read enough of it myself, so I’m hoping this catapults some good picks through my radar.

  3. Tara

    Oh, I’m so glad to see Text Me When You Get Home on the Bustle list; I am listening to it right now and LOVING it! I’m also really looking forward to the new Zadie Smith collection. Hope you have a great week, Katie!

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