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Teen-made Book Trailer: Bud, Not Buddy

If you have been avoiding historical fiction because it sounds boring, take a look at this book trailer made by 2 teen volunteers at the East Liberty Branch:

Historical fiction gets a bad reputation, I think. I like to think of myself as an open-minded reader and I still find myself avoiding historical fiction sometimes because I’m afraid it will be “dry”. But I’ve never run into that problem yet. I think that feeling of immediacy is captured in Juwan & Meshach’s trailer.

You can read the first chapter of Bud, Not Buddy in Novelist, one of our excellent databases.

Have you already read Bud, Not Buddy? Christopher Paul Curtis has written many more excellent titles.

Here are some other great historical reads that I’ve enjoyed.

A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper

This title is one of our Summer Reading suggestions, and it’s the story of a tiny island kingdom whose princesses (don’t get the wrong idea, they have to milk their own goats and patch up their own clothes) get unintentionally involved in Nazi intrigue.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

There are some advantages to being a girl in a family of six boys in 1899: you get your own bedroom, and you’re sort of invisible, which means you can slip off to the river all day, or become your terrifying grandfather’s lab assistant.

And one that is on my to-read list:

What’s your favorite historical period?  There’s probably fiction about it. Ask your friendly librarian for some suggestions!

– Tessa, CLP- East Liberty

One Response

  1. Great! I hope Meshach and Juwan sign up for the QuickFlix workshops–they’re very talented! : )

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