Braille Book Review

July-August 1997
Books for Children--Nonfiction

Books listed in this issue of Braille Book Review were recently sent to cooperating libraries. The complete collection contains books by many authors on fiction and nonfiction subjects, including animals, geography, nature, mystery, sports, and others. Contact your cooperating library to learn more about the wide range of books available in the collection.

To order books, contact your cooperating library.

Salamanders BR 10030
by Emery Bernhard
1 volume
Discusses the cold-blooded amphibians called salamanders. Tells how different types of salamanders eat, breathe, and breed, and describes what they look like. Includes a glossary. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1995.

Bound for the Promised Land: The Great Black Migration BR 10611
by Michael L. Cooper
1 volume
Following the Civil War, most African Americans in the South became sharecroppers whose lives were essentially controlled by plantation owners. Cooper explains how, shortly after the outbreak of World War I and the reduction of European immigrants, a new job market opened in the North for black farmworkers. He discusses the effect the Great Migration between 1915 and 1930 had on the United States. For grades 5-8. 1995.

Pocahontas BR 10615
by Catherine Iannone
1 volume
Account of Pocahontas, who was the daughter of Powhatan, an Indian king who ruled all the tribes around the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. Discusses colonist John Smith's claim that young Pocahontas once saved him from being killed by her father's men. Tells how in 1613 the princess was kidnapped by English colonists of Jamestown and how she fell in love with one of them, converted to Christianity, and married him. For grades 4-7. 1996.

Diabetes BR 10621
by Alvin Silverstein and others
1 volume
Discusses the two types of diabetes--type I, which is found mostly in children, teens, and young adults, and type II, which is found mainly in obese middle-aged and older adults. The authors provide a brief history and discuss causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this metabolic disorder. Includes glossary and bibliography. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1994.

Behind the Mask: A Book about Prepositions BR 10628
by Ruth Heller
1 volume
"OF prepositions have no fear . . . they help make directions clear . . . and IN phrases only they appear." The author uses simple rhyming text with catchy phrases to explain these useful words. For grades 2-4. 1995.

Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life BR 10677
by Lee Bennett Hopkins
1 volume
Collection of autobiographical poems about the author's thirteenth year, in which his parents divorce and his beloved grandmother dies. Hopkins uses poignant images and evokes emotions that give way to his desire to make the world a brighter place. For grades 4-7. 1995.


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