I'm going to start a new weekly post called Nonfiction Wednesday, borrowed from Alyson Beecher, blogger at Kid Lit Frenzy. She reviews nonfiction picture books every Wednesday on her blog, but I'm going to expand that to any nonfiction book (picture books, adult nonfiction, professional teaching books, middle grade nonfiction, spiritual books, young adult nonfiction, etc.) and review what I read for that week on Wednesday. This is a bit risky for me because it is a reading gap of mine, but this should keep me accountable. My goal is to read at least one nonfiction book a week. Today, Alyson Beecher challenged us with a nonfiction picture book challenge, so I joined her and others, grabbed the badge she created, started tweeting, and picked up my first nonfiction book of the year, We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March, a book I'm going to make available for my January/February Civil Rights unit when we return to school next week. My idea is to pair nonfiction books to historical fiction books around the same event or year. I'll pair We've Got a Job with Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham. Check back later to see what other books I pair. I'm still working on it. I had help with the Twitter community trying to come up with titles and ideas.
Who will join me and others in Alyson's challenge?? What books will you start with in 2013?