Today's featured review was written by Louise Capizzo, a Round 1 judge for MG/YA Nonfiction and a blogger at The Nonfiction Detectives. She's a returnee from last year's Cybils Awards, but when she's not Cybil-ing she's a Youth Services Librarian at a public library in Maine. Fun Fact: She's written book reviews for both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.
Recently, she reviewed NFMGYA nominee The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure by Martin W. Sandler. In 1897, President McKinley sent three men to rescue 8 whaling ships trapped in the Arctic winter ice, and this is the harrowing but ultimately amazing story of that rescue mission. In her review, Louise says:
From the audacious plan through a hazardous crossing, to contact with
the sailors, we are with the rescue team every step of the way. The book
is lavishly illustrated with historic maps and black & white photos…
Read the full review here.