Nonfiction Classics for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works

  • Volume 6
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  • ISBN-10: 0028666844
  • ISBN-13: 9780028666846
  • DDC: 801
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 350 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2021 | Published/Released October 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2021

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This volume of Nonfiction Classics For Students contains easily accessible and content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 14 works of nonfiction from various cultures and time periods. Each work included was specially chosen by an advisory panel of teachers and librarians — experts who have helped us define the information needs of students and ensure the age-appropriateness of this reference’s content. Within the pages of Nonfiction Classics for Students, young researchers will discover everything they need to complete homework assignments and lead classroom discussions.

See Table of Contents for a list of works that appear in this volume. Please note that the entire For Students series is available in eBook format.

Features and Benefits

  • Student friendly: Homework help format, w/ criticism at H.S. students’ interest and reading levels.
  • Librarian friendly: Lower price than more scholarly criticism volumes (e.g., Poetry Criticism).
  • Reader friendly: For patrons interested in more info on the classics or bestsellers they’re reading.
  • Curriculum Connection: Supports standards on study of literature by genre or in historical context and provides read-a-likes for common core activities.
  • Assignment based: For Students is designed to match real English projects and the format facilitates compare and contrast, inquiry-based activities. Title lists correlate with textbooks, anthologies.

What's New

  • The internal design of the pages—starting with NCFS 6—has been refreshed and modernized (ex. new art on drop pages and sidebars, some format changes), but still keeps the look and feel of the For Students series.
  • The covers—starting with NCFS 6—have been refreshed and modernized as well, without losing the current For Students look and feel.
  • A new entry section—Suggested Search Terms—has been added beginning with NCFS 6.
  • The sidebar line-up has been updated for the entries beginning with NCFS 6: Media Adaptations (existing); Compare & Contrast (existing); Primary Sources & Other Links (new!); Critical Thinking Questions (new!); Activities for the Classroom (new!); What Do I Read Next? (existing).

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787672203 | ISBN-13: 9780787672201

Table of Contents

Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America, by Vivek Bald.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.
The Devil’s Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea.
Educated, by Tara Westover.
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly.
I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.
Letter from Birmingham City Jail, by Martin Luther King Jr.
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah.
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich.
Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell.
Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi.
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution, by Ji-li Jiang.
We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.