Top 4 New Historical Books!
Whether you're a history buff or can't tell George Washington from Albert Einstein, you're going to love these four books with a historical bent. We just couldn't wait for the reviews to come in to share these incredible works of both Fiction and Non-Fiction. Enjoy your sneak peek and check back soon for the actual reviews!
4. The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History by Adam Selzer
"Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction." That is definitely the case with the hilarious and interesting facts found in this book! From mnemonic devices for the forgettable presidents and amazingly entertaining and sarcastic "review" questions, you'll pick of information without even realizing you're learning! Impress your parents! Impress your teachers! Impress you friends! The Smart Aleck's Guide will teach you everything you wanted to know about America. To us Book Divas, knowledge is power, so scoop up all the knowledge you can and pick up a copy for yourself!
3. Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
Gary Paulsen's books have won so many awards it's impossible to list them all! His latest book tells the story of a young boy living during the Revolutionary War. After he returned from hunting to find his town ransacked and his parents captured by the British army, Samuel attempts to track the soldiers who captured his family and eventually rescue his parents. His journey takes him to NY where he meets a variety of people and tries to take on the British army. Will he succeed? We love Gary's books and can't wait to read his latest adventure!
2. Auf Wiedersehen: World War II Through The Eyes of a German Girl by Christa Holder Ocker
Baring her soul, Chirsta Holder Ocker tells the true story of her life as a young girl in Germany during WWII. Unlike most stories from the time period, Christa's story is from the perspective of a Christian child who fled from home along with Muttie, her defiant mother who recognizes Hitler's madness, and Rosel, her sick sister with Tuberculosis. This book details Christa's struggles through loss, chaos, and grief while trying to maintain her innocence. This is an important book with a story that needed to be told.
1. The Vagrants by Yiyun Li
Yiyun Li, who grew up in China, used her experiences to write a realistic and captivating portrayl of live in China during the 1970s. After Gu Shan renounces her faith in communism, she is held as a political prisoner and awaits her execution. Meanwhile, her mother makes some bold decisions of her own as her father retreats into his memories. Not only will Gu Shan's execution effect her family, but also the lives of numerous other both in and outside of her town. This is definitely a book worth reading! One of our favorite new books!