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. If you would like to listen to booktalks of some of these books, please check out this site and enjoy!

Gotcha! March 23, 2020

Filed under: Nonfiction Titles — oneilllibrary @ 8:00 am

What do Joan of Arc, Caravaggio, Blackbeard and Rasputin all have in common? They downloadwere all CAUGHT! All of these people were famous for something and they all got too “caught” up in what they were doing, and it led to their downfall.

Caught: Nabbing history’s most wanted by Georgia Bragg is a fun, fast read, just like her other books, How They Croaked and How They Choked. If you enjoyed one of those, or both, this book will be a nice addition to your nonfiction knowledge.

For instance, did you know that for all Blackbeard was feared, he didn’t actually kill anyone? And what did finally bring Al Capone down? Could it be he never paid his taxes? And who the heck was Caravaggio, and why do we care how he ended up caught? Not to mention, some people were “caught” for doing things that they didn’t even do! Or they claimed to be someone they actually weren’t! This read will keep you interested from the beginning page to the last.

Recommended for grades 6 and up.


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