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Nonfiction music

  1. 1. Nonfiction Collection: Music Laura Rodriguez & Kelly Gregor Hartlaub LIBR 264 Spring 2011 Dr. Doug Achterman
  2. 2. Selection Process <ul><li>Reviewed Selection Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed Journals and Awards Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed Library Catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>Considered Tween Choices </li></ul>
  3. 3. Criteria for Selecting Non-Fiction Titles for Tweens Accurately presents current facts, a variety of points of view, and avoids stereotypes. Author is qualified and writes with scope and authenticity. Work is logically organized and is easy to follow. Work has an attractive design that is readable and has graphic elements dispersed throughout. Well-written, enthusiastic work with appropriate use of language that encourages tween audiences to think. Critical acclaim or positive reception by professional organizations and/or other concerned groups
  4. 4. The Girls’ Guide to Rocking: How to Start a Band, Book Gigs, and Get Rolling to Rock Stardom <ul><li>By Jessica Hopper </li></ul><ul><li>Workman Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 12-18 </li></ul><ul><li>Practical advice for budding rockers </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals to wider audience than just girls who rock </li></ul>
  5. 5. Shake Rattle and Roll <ul><li>Text and Illustrations by Mark Alan Stamaty </li></ul><ul><li>Knopf, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Novel </li></ul><ul><li>Memoire </li></ul><ul><li>ALA Notable Children’s Books, Middle Readers—2011 </li></ul>
  6. 6. I See the Rhythm <ul><li>Paintings by Michele Wood, text by Toyomi Igus </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Book Press </li></ul><ul><li>1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 8+ </li></ul><ul><li>History of African American music </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates history, poetry, and art </li></ul>
  7. 7. History of Rock <ul><li>By Steven Rosen </li></ul><ul><li>Crabtree Publications </li></ul><ul><li>2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 8-14 </li></ul><ul><li>Manageable smaller blocks of text </li></ul><ul><li>Many photos </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Blues Singers <ul><li>By Julius Lester, ill. by Lisa Cohen </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperion Books for Children </li></ul><ul><li>2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 9-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights 10 blues singers </li></ul><ul><li>Narrated as a letter to a granddaughter </li></ul>
  9. 9. When I say Hip, you say Hop! <ul><li>By Melanie J. Cornish </li></ul><ul><li>Crabtree Pub., 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Large Text, Bright Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate and comprehensive treatment of Hip Hop music </li></ul><ul><li>Positive review in Booklist </li></ul>
  10. 10. Beginning Rock Guitar For Kids <ul><li>By Jimmy Brown </li></ul><ul><li>Hal Leonard Co, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Fun, Easy Guitar Method </li></ul><ul><li>Book & CD </li></ul><ul><li>Tween Appeal </li></ul>
  11. 11. Jazz: My Music, My People <ul><li>By Morgan Monceaux </li></ul><ul><li>Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, 1999 Recommended Title </li></ul><ul><li>Collected Biography includes over 40 Influential Jazz Musicians </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretive Art with Multimedia Paintings </li></ul>Ages 9-12
  12. 12. Beyonce <ul><li>By Chuck Bednar </li></ul><ul><li>Mason Crest Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 10+ </li></ul><ul><li>Part of a series--biographies of biracial achievers </li></ul><ul><li>Manageable smaller blocks of text </li></ul><ul><li>Many photos </li></ul>
  13. 13. Tommy2.net <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 10+ </li></ul><ul><li>Popular music </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer-oriented, but age appropriate </li></ul>
  14. 14. Cool Hip-Hop: Create and Appreciate What Makes Music Great! <ul><li>By Karen Latchana Kenney, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Abdo Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Simple text </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics-heavy </li></ul><ul><li>Contains background about and how to create hip-hop music and dance </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Cool Music series </li></ul>
  15. 15. Miley Rocks! <ul><li>Biography by Margaret Deeds Murphy </li></ul><ul><li>PowerKids Press, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation guide </li></ul><ul><li>List of further reading </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 9-12 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Eyewitness Music <ul><li>By Neil Ardley </li></ul><ul><li>DK Pub., 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of Graphics! </li></ul><ul><li>Everything you want to know about musical instruments! </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 9-12 </li></ul>
  17. 17. For Rappers! By Kevin M Mitchell Firebrand Music, 2003 Over 40,000 words including Slang and Hip-Hop Terms Writing Tips for Lyricists Brief Histories of Rap and Hip-Hop
  18. 18. Sources Consulted <ul><li>ALA Website </li></ul><ul><li>Library OPACs </li></ul><ul><li>NCTE Website </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Literature Database </li></ul><ul><li>Common Sense Media Website </li></ul>

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