I love both nonfiction and fiction. The theme for this week’s Nonfiction November posts is book pairings.
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
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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.
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?
How’s your Nonfiction November going so far?Â I posted three nonfiction reviews last week.
After that, I’ve had a hard time settling into a new nonfiction book.Â My book picking mojo is way off.Â I am enjoying Don and Andy, a dual biography of Don Knotts and Andy Griffith, on audio though.