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Nonfiction Monday: Real Life Situations

Just in time for the holidays, a fiction/nonfiction book pair about real life situations for grades 6-8.

Nonfictionmonday Facts First

Be_confidentBe Confident in Who You Are
by Annie Fox, M.Ed. (Author)
and Matt Kindt (Illustrator)

Reading level: Gr 6-8
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Fictional middle school situations illustrated in graphic novel style are followed by practical advice from an advisor and real teens.

Pair With

HoldmetightHold Me Tight
by Lorie Ann Grover

Reading level: Gr 6-8
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry

Essie's father leaves the family on Thanksgiving and her pregnant mother is devastated in this novel told in short poems.


I want to highlight some of the web resources found in Be Confident in Who You Are:

Info about taking care of your body can be found at Teen's Health.

Read about "Mix It Up at Lunch" day at Teaching Tolerance.

Teens can visit Youth Noise to talk with other teens about causes that are important to them.

Do Something.org connects real life problems with service projects for teen volunteers.

The Insite offers practical advice about real life situations.

If you're blogging about nonfiction books on this Nonfiction Monday, go to Picture Book of the Day  and add your blog to this week's Round-up. (Classroom blogs welcome!)


Little Willow

Go Lorie Ann!

Lorie Ann Grover

Thanks for the shout out, Anastasia!

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