Pairing Non-fiction and Fiction Books

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I love both nonfiction and fiction. The theme for this week’s Nonfiction November posts is book pairings.

Amazons

The Secret History of Wonder Woman – Did you know that Wonder Woman, Amazon princess, was the invention of a man who was influenced strongly by early feminist theory and lived in a polyamorous relationship that included the niece of Margaret Sanger?

The Lost Sisterhood – What if a researcher into literature about Amazons was given an opportunity to prove that they were real and that her grandmother’s stories weren’t all crazy?


YA About African Girls

 

Taking Flight – Michaela Prince is an African girl with vitaligo who has to move to the United States to harness her true potential in dance.

Akata Witch – Sunny is an African-American girl with albinsim who has to move to Nigeria to harness her true potential in magic.


 

Female Civil War Spies

 

Liar, Temptress, Solider, Spy – The story of four females spies in the Civil War.

The Spymistress – A historical fiction version of the story of Elizabeth Van Lew, one of the spies discussed in the nonfiction book.


 

White Woman Learning about Racism

 

From More blog stuff

Waking Up White – The story of a woman who investigates what it means for her to have white privilege.

Calling Me Home – The story of a woman who was in an interracial relationship in her youth in segregated Kentucky and her relationship with her hairdresser in present day.


 

North Korea is a Scary Place

 

Somewhere Inside – The story of journalists held captive by the North Korean government.

The Orphan Master’s Son – The story of all of North Korea held captive.


 

Americans Go To France to Learn in the 1800s

 

The Greater Journey – The story of Americans in Paris in the 19th century to learn about art, politics, and medicine.

I Always Loved You – Historical fiction about American painter Mary Cassatt during the same period in France.


Whales

The War of the Whales – It is a fight between whale researchers and the U.S. Navy over sonar’s potential implication as a causing of whales dying.

Fluke – What would happen if the whales fought back?


Nonfiction-November-2015

How’s your Nonfiction November going so far?  I posted three nonfiction reviews last week.

Naked At Lunch

Saving Simon

Post Traumatic Church Syndrome

After that, I’ve had a hard time settling into a new nonfiction book.  My book picking mojo is way off.  I am enjoying Don and Andy, a dual biography of Don Knotts and Andy Griffith, on audio though.