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Old 03-02-11, 08:33 PM
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Rachel's next book report has to be on a non-fiction book. Any ideas for her?
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I've heard good things about Stitches by David Small.

Amazon Best of the Month, September 2009: Reading Stitches may feel unexpectedly familiar. Not in the details of its story--which is David Small's harrowing account of growing up under the watchless eyes of parents who gave him cancer (his radiologist father subjected him to unscrupulous x-rays for minor ailments) and let it develop untreated for years--but in delicate glimpses of the author's child's-eye view, sketched most often with no words at all. Early memories (and difficult ones, too) often seem less like words than pictures we play back to ourselves. That is what's recognizable and, somehow, ultimately delightful in the midst of this deeply sad story: it reminds us of our memories, not just what they are, but what they look like. In every drawing, David Small shows us moments both real and imagined—some that are guileless and funny and wonderfully sweet, many others that are dark and fearful—that unveil a very talented artist, stitches and all. --Anne Bartholomew
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Would a biography/autobigraphy be ok? What about The Diary of Anne Frank? I read it in about 7th grade and enjoyed it then.
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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone

Nonfiction. In the 1960s, as white male fighter pilots were being tested to be astronauts, a small group of women pilots was also put through the same tests. Thirteen women passed the tests, and although they fought for the right to be astronauts, this dream was denied them. This 130-page book tells the gripping stories of the individual women, as well as the story of their collective effort to break the gender barrier in space travel. Highly recommended.(Candlewick Press)
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