Although I’ve been free range reading a bit in these post Morris Committee days, I still have some required reading.
I am a round 2 judge in the CYBILS YA Nonfiction category. Fortunately, as a round 2 judge I only have to read the finalists the round 1 judges selected. And these are what I am (mostly) reading these days.
I Will Always Write Back: How One letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M. T. Anderson
Tommy: The Gun That Changed America by Karen Blumenthal
Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs and Survivors in World War II Denmark by Deborah Hopkinson
Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Activist by Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle and Michael G. Long
Give Me Wings: How a Choir of Former Slaves Took on the World by Kathy Lowinger
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin