Braille Book Review

September-October 2003
Books for Children--Nonfiction

The following books were recently produced for the NLS program. To order books, contact your braille-lending library. Nonfiction

9.11.01: Terrorists Attack the U.S. BR 14264
by Patrick Lalley
1 volume
Describes the horror of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center and the events leading up to it. Discusses the history of the New York City landmark, extremist Islamic fundamentalism, and America's reactions to terrorism. For grades 4-7. 2002.

Plate Tectonics BR 14303
by Alvin Silverstein and others
1 volume
Discusses the phenomenon of plate tectonics--the theory that the surface of the earth is always moving--and its connection to earthquakes and volcanoes. Explains continental drift and prospects for predicting natural events. For grades 4-7. 1998.

Poetry by Heart: A Child's Book of Poems to Remember BR 14346
compiled by Liz Attenborough
1 volume
More than one hundred poems worth learning by heart to keep forever. Poets include such old favorites as William Shakespeare, William Blake, and Emily Dickinson, as well as popular moderns Roald Dahl, Judith Viorst, Mary Ann Hoberman, and Jack Prelutsky. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2001.

Don't Step on the Foul Line: Sports Superstitions BR 14389
by George Sullivan
1 volume
Anecdotes describing some of the superstitions of athletes well- known in the sports field. They handle their forebodings with rituals that involve a teddy bear, favorite food, songs, lucky clothing, charms, and other precautions. Grade 1 braille. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2000.

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