I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest (2015)

17408897This unique book integrates comics into a mystery perfect for the internet generation.

Recommended grade level: 6-12

Pages: 232 (for ISBN 9780545620857)

Genre(s) and keywords: mystery

Tone/Style: modern, investigative

Pace: moderate

Topics: investigations, comics, hackers, the internet, escape, secrets

Themes: friendship, perseverance

Summary: Once upon a time…two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.

Once upon a few years later…Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her. Continue reading

“The President Has Been Shot!”: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson (2013)

presidentThis tense historical piece puts a magnifying glass on the days immediately surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy.

Recommended grade level: 6-12

Pages: 336 (for ISBN 9780545490078)

Genre(s) and keywords: nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, history

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