Books in the Middle: Reading for Middle School

Our focus is on books middle school students might like to read and topics pertaining to books for these students, and we are giving recommendations. Teachers, librarians and middle school students are the contributors to this blog. Enjoy!

And They Ran and Ran and Ran January 8, 2018

Filed under: Nonfiction Titles — oneilllibrary @ 10:30 am

Fugitive. What does the word mean? Someone who typically is fleeing from something. Screenshot 2018-01-02 at 10.33.02 AMMaybe the law, maybe a relative, maybe a conflict? This book, Fantastic Fugitives: criminals, cutthroats, and rebels who changed history  by Brianna DuMont takes the reader on a romping adventure through time to look at many of the individuals that you might have heard about, and others you never have.

For instance, you’ve probably heard of Spartacus, but do you know what he did that made a mark on history? Or Harriet Tubman who is famous for her work with the underground railroad, but do you know what she did during and after the Civil War? Ever heard of Emmeline Pankhurst? Probably not, but she had a huge impact on the Women’s Suffrage movement. Even John Dillinger gets his place in this book as one of America’s most wanted men, ever, and how he unwittingly helped make the F.B.I. what it is today.

If you are looking for an interesting, fact filled, informative and often times funny book about some well known and some not so well known famous fugitives in history, then this is the book for you.

Recommended for 6th grade and up.

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