REVIEW: Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone

Louise Capizzo of The Nonfiction Detectives is one of our YA Nonfiction judges this year. She’s not only a Cybils returnee, but also a youth services manager in a public library in Maine and a tireless enthusiast for nonfiction books written for young readers. She reviewed YA Nonfiction nominee Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone by Rebecca L. Johnson quite highly, calling it “[a]n excellent addition to nonfiction collections.” She describes the book in her review:

“Similar in scope and quality to the Scientists in the Field series, yet written for a younger audience, science writer, Rebecca Johnson, follows the work of four scientists who have been studying the various life forms that inhabit the Exclusion Zone, also known as the Dead Zone for the past twenty-five years.”

Read the full review on The Nonfiction Detectives.