"A worthwhile addition to every library collection and a natural for military-history enthusiasts." Kirkus
REPORTING UNDER FIRE is "Notable!"
---Honored by the Children's Book Council and National Council for the Social Studies
In the topsy-turvy whirlwind that’s publishing today, one fact is holding strong: young people must have quality books to read about history and science.
Increasingly, we authors of nonfiction for kids hear that big trade publishers are turning away nonfiction titles. Their reasoning: kids and teens who need to write reports can easily ferret out information on the internet. Why should a kid pick up a book when a few clicks lead to any number of web pages filled with facts and figures?
Why indeed. Facts and figures are not enough. Well-crafted narrative nonfiction places facts in context for young readers, not only to give them a good read but also enabling kids and teens to build mental connections across space and time.