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Monday, November 6, 2023

TTT: Book Titles That Sound Like Headlines in the Newspaper

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Sound Like Newspaper Headlines

After perusing my list of read books on my Goodreads account I determined that almost all nonfiction books have titles practically snatched from the headlines. Fiction, not so much. So today's list is made up of some of these excellent nonfiction titles. I think all these titles would make me want to read the article if I saw them as headlines in the newspaper. Don't you agree?

1. River of Dust: The Life-Giving Link Between North Africa and the Amazon 
by Jillanne Hoffmann
A fascinating children's book about how the sands and dust that make their way across the Atlantic on the winds actually nourish the trees and the soil of the Amazon Rainforest.

2. Flipflopi: How a Boat Made from Flip-Flops Is Helping Save the Ocean 
by Linda Ravin Lodding
Another headline straight from a children's book about building a boat from plastic collected from the ocean, including colorful flip-flops.

3. All Rise: The Story of Ketanji Brown Jackson 
by Carole Boston Weatherford
Sometimes children's books are just the right medium to learn just a bit more about people we admire.

4. The Loneliest Polar Bear: A True Story of Survival and Peril On the Edge of a Warming World 
by Kale Williams
A heartbreaking and heartwarming story that was probably an actual headline somewhere as this little (not so little) polar bear became fairly famous. She is still living in a zoo in Oregon.

5. The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear 
by Kate Moore
This book title might be too long for a headline but remove the subtitle and replace it in the body of the article and I still think it would attract attention.

6. The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here 
by Hope Jahren
Sadly, we've all seen headlines like this for years in our news feeds.

7. A Vaccine Is Like a Memory 
by Rajani Larocca, M.D.
I hope lots of people read this article, disguised as a children's book.

8. Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre 
by Brandy Colbert
This shameful part of our history has just recently come to light in the news.

9. Jane Against the World: Roe V. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights 
by Karen Rosenthal
Everywhere I turn I see abortion rights in the news. (This is an excellent YA book, by the way!)

10. All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team 
by Christina Soontornvat
I was riveted to the news when this story was breaking. Weren't you? This is the best middle grade nonfiction book I've read in years. Wow. What a story!


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