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Four young adult non-fiction books

Stella Lees reviews Robyn Annear, Dyan Blacklock, Jacqui Grantford, and Karl Kruszelnicki
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May 2004, no. 261

Four young adult non-fiction books

Stella Lees reviews Robyn Annear, Dyan Blacklock, Jacqui Grantford, and Karl Kruszelnicki
by
May 2004, no. 261

As Eric Hobsbawn points out in his autobiography, Interesting Times: A Twentieth Century Life (2002), ‘the world needs historians more than ever, especially skeptical ones’. History, however, is not a popular subject in today’s schools. Three of these four books make attempts, variously successful, to engage young readers in a sense of the past. The other is a bizarre compilation of odd details, and could be considered an account of the history of certain sciences; it almost fits into the historical ambit.

Stella Lees reviews four young adult non-fiction books

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