Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Reading Science Stories | Joy Hakim

With help from a three book series published by Smithsonian Books, author Joy Hakim writes a book about the history of science. She does this in an attempt to show that high school literature classes do not (and should not) include only fictional works.

This was quite an educational book. A lot of this was review for me, but since this was probably written with high school students in mind, the difficulty level is good. There isn't a lot in the book about the concept of non-fiction being literature, the book itself is more an example of what non-fiction literature looks like.

The stories themselves are well written and well researched. This is not surprising considering that a lot of them come from Smithsonian Books' series The Story of Science.** They are definitely easy to read and understand. Most important, they are made to be interesting. 

So, if you're looking for a science refresher or an easy science read, I do recommend Reading Science Stories. It's written at more of a high school level, but it is highly informative and interesting.  4 hoots!


*This book was provided for free in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley. 
**I'm not sure how much of Reading Science Stories is from Hakim and how much is The Story of Science.

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