With summer officially upon us, the Mental Floss team—like so many of our readers—has got books on the brain. Nothing completes a lazy summer day in the sun or week spent on the beach quite like a great book. In Thunderstruck , Erik Larson interweaves the stories of two men who are strangers to each other but whose fates are tied together: Guglielmo Marconi , the self-taught physicist who aims to perfect the radio, and Hawley Harvey Crippen, a nondescript patent medicine salesman who commits a vicious murder in Edwardian London. The unusual mix of true crime and physics make Thunderstruck a riveting tale. Buy it: Amazon. In Furious Hours , Casey Cep brings to light the story of the only nonfiction book that To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee attempted to write: the bizarre but true tale of Reverend Willie Maxwell, who was accused of murdering with the help of voodoo five people for insurance policy payments he had taken out in their names.
Why Teens Must Read the Bible for Themselves | Crossway Articles
This is one of my favorite events of the year, packed with inspiring stories of five women and one high school girl who make a meaningful impact on our community. All of the honorees are extraordinary, but I was especially touched by this year's youth honoree, Naomi Graff. Naomi is a recognized community leader in a wide range of pursuits, including the aerial dance group Frequent Flyers and a "self-love" group at her high school. Naomi actively raises funds for people affected by natural disasters in Nepal. She's special.
Why Teens Must Read the Bible for Themselves
And that question is: should young adults read Young Adult fiction? And what counts as Young Adult fiction anyway? It what sense do all of these very different kinds of bookssome very complex and challenging, some very much less soqualify as "teen novels"?
Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. The last thing we want is for a young reader to get turned off and lose out on the immeasurable benefits reading provides. As a researcher looking at diverse representations in young adult literature, I often get asked for book recommendations.