The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading.
Book: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
Chapter 1- THE BOY WHO WOULD BE TSAR. On a frosty March day in 1881, the boy who would become Russia's last ruler glimpsed his future. That morning, Nicholas's grandfather, Tsar Alexander II, was riding through the streets of St. Petersburg when a man stepped off the sidewalk. He hurled a bomb at the imperial carriage.Friday 56:
Little did they know that the real danger to Nicholas's throne was not Alexei's hemophilia. It was the dark clouds of social unrest gathering across his empire.My thoughts:
Two thoughts. 1) I am thrilled to have a nonfiction book written for teens on the topic of the Romanov family, the last Tsar of Russia. Typically nonfiction books are written for younger students or for adults. This seems perfect for the high school set. It is highly readable 2) I predict that this will be relatively popular in my library. I hope so anyway!