Some stories can be told for older readers as well as younger readers. For example, Wangari Maathai's memoir, Unbowed, is an excellent book for teachers and excerpts could be used with middle through high school students. Elementary teachers can use the picture books Wangari's Trees of Peace, Planting the Trees of Kenya, and Mama Miti to teach about Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai and her quest to solve environmental and social problems in her home country, Kenya.
This guide offers book, website, and curricular resources for teaching with nonfiction. Many books and films listed in this guide are available from the Primary Source Library. Please contact the librarian if you are interested in checking out or using sources from the library collection. Contact information for the Primary Source Library can be found in the right column of every page. Use the blue tabs above to navigate through this guide.
Guide originally created by Jennifer Hanson and revised by Karen Storz.
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