Jessica Tackett MacDonald blogs at Her Life With Books, and this year she's a Round 1 panelist for Young Adult Nonfiction. By day, she's a librarian who posts reviews and booklists of children's and YA literature as well as posts about library life, cat pictures, and other random fun things.
Last week, Jessica posted about a few of this year's YA Nonfiction Cybils nominees, including Bad Girls by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illustrated by Rebecca Guay. The book's subtitle is Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves & Other Female Villains, and that just about covers it–these were real-life bad girls, and here you can learn a bit about each one, enough to intrigue you to learn more. In her review, Jessica says:
I thought the short-form biography was particularly suited for this collections – so many of these questionable ladies were known only for their crimes, and so many of those crimes were just purported.
Read the full review here, along with reviews of a few other nominees.