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Nonfiction November 2022: Week 2

Throughout the month of November, bloggers Jaymi (The OC Book Girl), Rennie (What’s Nonfiction), Christopher (Plucked from the Stacks), Rebekah (She Seeks Nonfiction) and Katie (Doing Dewey) invite you to celebrate Nonfiction November with them.

Week 2: (November 7-11) – Book Pairing: This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title (or another nonfiction!). It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story. Or pair a book with a podcast, film or documentary, TV show, etc. on the same topic or stories that pair together. (Rennie)

The two books I've chosen couldn't be more different from one another. One is YA while the other is adult. One is in verse while the other is prose. One is fiction while the other is nonfiction. One is by an author whom I have read a ton and one is by a new-to-me author. And on the surface, they are not connected because one is about Ghana in the 1800s and the other is set in the United States in the 2000s. However, they are both about the same issue: chains, inequity, and the horrifying treatment of Black people by White people. They are about opposite ends of one historical issue, showing that not all that much has changed.

I have brought the nonfiction book with me on my trip and am really looking forward to reading it.

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