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Fiction Meets Reality
Let's face it.  There aren't that many teens who'd rather read non-fiction over fiction.  Historically, statistics show more fiction being checked out than non-fiction  So what is a librarian to do?
A good way to bridge the two is to find a book of both fiction and non-fiction that have something similar in common.  Make those connections and watch your non-fiction circulation grow!
Julius Lester.  HarperTeen, 2008.
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Killer.
Rikers High
They Called Themselves the KKK:  the birth of an American Terrorist Group.
Three Little Words
Blizzard: the storm that changed America.
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
No Choirboy: murder, violence and teenagers on death row
Heidi Ayarbe.  HarperTeen, 2010
Michael Northrop.  Scholastic, 2011
Seth Grahame-Smith, Grand Central Publishing, 2010
Paul Volponi.  Viking, 2010
Susan Bartoletti Campbell.  Houghton Mifflin, 2010  
Ashley Rhodes-Courter, 2008
Jim Murphy.  Scholastic, 2000.
James Swanson.  Scholastic, 2009
Susan Kuklin.  Holt, 2008
Racial Inequality
Foster Home Care
Blizzards (Meteorology)
The 16th President of the United States
Incarcerated Teens
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The Name of the Star
Maureen Johnson. G.P Putnam's Sons, 2011
The Boy From the Basement
Isaac's Storm: a man, a time and the deadliest hurricane in history
Secret Subway: the fascinating tale of an amazing feat of engineering
The Brothers Torres
A Child Called It: one child's courage to survive
Hurricane Song
Srtefan Petrucha
Coert Voorhees.  Hyperion, 2008
Susan Shaw.  Dutton Children's Books, 2004
Erik Larson. Crown Publishers, 1999
Patricia Cornwell.  Putnam's, 2002
Martin Sandler.  National Geographic, 2009
Greg Nehri. Lee & Low Books, 2010
David Pelzer.  Health Communications, 1995
Paul Volponi.  Viking, 2008
Code Name Verity
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Elizabeth Wein. Hyperion, 2012
Erik Larson. Crown, 2011
Portait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper case closed
Yummy:  the last days of a Southside shorty
Jack the Ripper
New York City, late 1800's
Child Abuse
Hurricanes (meteorology)
World War II
Think Abou t  It...
The majority of what teens  read in school is mostly based on non-fiction.  Pair that with HAVING to read it (required reading) and students no longer feel the love with non-fiction...
Book  pairs spread  the love  even more!
I Hunt Killers
Barry Lyga.  Little Brown, 2012
The Diviners
He's Just Not That Into You: the no excuses truth to understanding guys
Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Nikki Burnham et al. Graphia, 2008
Andrea White. Eos, 2005
Susan Vaught.  Bloomsbury, 2008
Libba Bray.  Little Brown, 2012
David Owen. Firefly Books, 2000
Greg Behrendt. Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2004
K.M Kostyal.  Scholastic 1999
Katherine Tarbox.  Dutton, 2000
Erik Larson. Crown, 2003
Francesca DiPiazza.  Twenty-First Century Books, 2012
Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. Razorbill, 2011
The Future of Us
Friend Me! 600 years of social networking in America
Breaking Up is Hard to Do: stories about falling out of love by four incredible authors
Surviving Antarctica: Reality Television 2083
Trial by Ice: a photobiography of Sir Ernest Shackleton
Hidden Evidence: 40 true crimes and how forensic science helped solve them
Crime detection
Antarctica (Adventures and adventurers)
Child Predators
United States, turn of the century
Social networking
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