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“Stacy Tuohy’s second graders celebrated the conclusion of their Nonfiction Writing Unit with a Nonfiction Fair. Each of her students set up his or her desk to exhibit their nonfiction book, and then the students added props and a poster naming their expertise and the topic of their writing.”
“Stephen Harper has recently completed a work about the history of hockey that will be published by Simon & Schuster in the United States and Canada in November 2013.”
“Modris Eksteins has won the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction for Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age. The book paints a portrait of Germany through the world wars (and beyond), using culture as a lens. Vincent van Gogh serves as the thread: his life, his work and, in particular, the sensational trial, years after the Dutch painter’s death, of an art dealer accused of offering van Gogh forgeries for sale.”
“While it flatters me to know that some of my work is being taught in high schools and colleges, and that I have done my share in confounding the mind of students near and far, it never fails to astound me what some of these young people would do to avoid thinking.”