5KN: Narrative Nonfiction

Fall 2020

Greta Thunberg: Climate Crisis Activist

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Appalled by government apathy regarding climate change, 15-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg started a protest in front of the her country's parliament building in August 2018. She… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • Dewey: 363.70092 [B]

Growing Up Gorilla: How a Zoo Baby Brought Her Family Together

This heartwarming true story chronicles what happened after a mother gorilla gave birth for the first time and then walked away from her newborn baby at Seattle's Woodland Park. The dedicated… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • ATOS: 6.4
  • Dewey: 599.884

Harriet Tubman: Union Spy

From the Series Hidden History — Spies

The story of Harriet Tubman and her role in leading slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad is well-known. But did you know that during the Civil War Harriet would often dress in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 973.7
5 titles

Hidden History — Spies — eBook Set

From the Series Hidden History — Spies

History books teach us important facts about big events that made a difference in the world. But as time passes, we discover some of the interesting hidden mysteries of history. With this… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $199.95
  • Your Price: $149.96
  • 5 titles
5 titles

Hidden History — Spies — Hardcover Set

From the Series Hidden History — Spies

History books teach us important facts about big events that made a difference in the world. But as time passes, we discover some of the interesting hidden mysteries of history. With this… Read More →

  • Hardcover
  • List Price: $133.25
  • Your Price: $99.94
  • 5 titles
5 titles

Hidden History — Spies — Paperback Set

From the Series Hidden History — Spies

History books teach us important facts about big events that made a difference in the world. But as time passes, we discover some of the interesting hidden mysteries of history. With this… Read More →

  • Paperback
  • List Price: $44.95
  • Your Price: $42.70
  • 5 titles

Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes — From Cleopatra to Camus

This book compiles photos and life stories of fifty of the sexiest men and women from history and asks the essential question: Would you really want to date them? Some are artists, some are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1280

Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball

Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students—a bunch of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 796.323'2

Hurricane Harvey: Disaster in Texas and Beyond

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit the United States. This Category 4 hurricane brought devastating winds and rain. Catastrophic flooding occurred in Houston, Texas, and throughout much of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 976.4/141

I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon

Discover the true story of how environmentalist Farmer Tantoh is transforming the landscape in his home country of Cameroon. When Tantoh Nforba was a child, his fellow students mocked him… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 338.1096711

If I Go Missing

If I Go Missing is derived from excerpts of a letter that went viral and was also the basis of a documentary film. In her letter, Jonnie calls out the authorities for neglecting to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
Fall 2020

Impeachment: Donald Trump and the History of Presidents in Peril

From the Series Gateway Biographies

On December 18, 2019, Donald Trump became the third president in US history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. He was later acquitted by the Senate. Earlier that summer, Trump… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • Dewey: 973.933092

Impossible Inventions: Ideas That Shouldn't Work

A funky and fascinating collection of ideas, patents, and plans. When Leonardo da Vinci, over five hundred years ago, invented the tank, car, helicopter, glider, parachute, submarine… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: 608
105 titles

Intermediate Grades Nonfiction Audiobook Collection — Audio Book Set

Titles in this collection foster enthusiasm for nonfiction through a high-interest blend of biographies (including sports heroes and STEM trailblazers), cutting edge science, fascinating… Read More →

  • Audiobook
  • List Price: $1,095.95
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Fall 2020

In the Running with Ntando Mahlangu

From the Series Teen Strong

Ntando Mahlangu was born with a condition that prevented his legs from developing. At age 10, both legs were amputated. Later, Ntando worked with an organization that outfitted him with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760

Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States

What does it mean to resist? Throughout our nation's history, discrimination and unjust treatment of all kinds have prompted people to make their objections and outrage known. Some protests… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1240
  • Dewey: 303.48/40973

Inventor, Engineer, and Physicist Nikola Tesla

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever tried to invent something? As a child, Nikola Tesla saw a picture of a waterfall and imagined an invention that would turn the water's energy into electricity. Later, he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 621.3092 [B]

iPod and Electronics Visionary Tony Fadell

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Do you spend hours tinkering with projects? Do you also love listening to and collecting music? So did inventor Tony Fadell. He combined two of his passions to create the iPod, the world's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 006.5
8 titles

Iron Will — Hardcover Set

From the Series Iron Will

Read the extraordinary real-life stories of people who defied the odds. These stories inspire young readers and successfully engage them in narrative nonfiction. Students will gain a better… Read More →

  • Hardcover
  • List Price: $223.92
  • Your Price: $167.94
  • 8 titles
Spring 2021

It's Outta Here!: The Might and Majesty of the Home Run

From the Series Spectacular Sports

In 1921, New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth smashed a home run that sailed 575 feet (175 m), the longest homer ever hit in a Major League Baseball game. Ruth's home runs thrilled fans and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 796.357/26

Ivanka Trump: A Brand of Her Own

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Ivanka Trump may have come to fame as the daughter of prominent businessman, TV personality, and President Donald Trump—but she has plenty to be proud of on her own. In establishing herself… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 973.933092 [B]

James Harden

From the Series Sports All-Stars (Lerner ™ Sports)

James Harden is the 2018 National Basketball Association (NBA) MVP for the Houston Rockets. Harden was a bench player with the Oklahoma City Thunder when he joined the NBA in 2009, but after… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 796.323092 [B]

Jarome Iginla: How the NHL's First Black Captain Gives Back

From the Series Lorimer Recordbooks

There's much more to Jarome Iginla's story than being the first black captain of an NHL team. He is also renowned for his social commitment and generosity off the ice. "Iggy" grew up in a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • Dewey: 920
Spring 2021

Joe Biden: From Scranton to the White House

From the Series Gateway Biographies

A Timely Biography of the 46th President Former Vice President Joe Biden played an essential role in the Obama administration. As the 47th vice president of the United States, he helped… Read More →

  • Dewey: 973.932092 [B]