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EVERY BONE TELLS A STORY by Jill Rubalcaba and Peter Robertson is one of the finalists for the YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION AWARD (Charlesbridge) and, thus, is one of a handful of books I am re-reading in preparation for ALA MW where the committee will meet one final time to select the winner among the 5 deserving nominees. Here are the other titles:

JANIS JOPLIN: RISE UP SINGING by Ann Angel
THE KKK by Susan Kuklin
SPIES OF MISSISSIPPi by Rick Bowers
DARK GAME by Paul Janeczko

EVERY BONE is not a book I would normally gravitate toward. It is more the interest of my better half. However, I found the tone to be engaging; it drew me in. What kept me reading has more to do with the organization of each chapter into discoveries, deductions, and debates. Generous use of color photos enhance the stories of each of the major discoveries. My better half has asked for a chance to take a look at the book once the committee has completed its work. <541>
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