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!

Famous Fakes January 22, 2018

Filed under: Nonfiction Titles — oneilllibrary @ 8:37 pm

We’ve all heard about Washington, Shakespeare and Confucius! But do we know the real Screenshot 2018-01-02 at 10.33.22 AMstory behind them, or only the legends that have grown up around them? Famous Phonies: Legends fakes and frauds who changed history by Brianna DuMont looks at all the stories we think we know, and pokes holes right through them.

For example, did William Shakespeare really write everything, or was it someone else? How can we find out? Or did Pythagoras really come up with the theorem we learn in school? This book will have you looking at all those stories, and thinking, maybe you should do some research for yourself and not believe the legend just because!

Recommended for 6th grade and up.

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