Thursday, January 6, 2011

Brad Meltzer on Witches...

I came across a blog on best non-fiction for middle schoolers and stumbled across Brad Meltzer's book on witches and the history of their persecution. I read the book last night and found it to be a fast read, very informative, and packed with enough historical information to make it extremely readable--even for adults. The book begins with the history of witchcraft and the persecution of witches in Europe and ends with a modern take on witchcraft and recent historical ramifications (the author makes references to the Holocaust and McCarthy-ism--which may be controversial for some). All together however, I would recommend it for ages 9-12 (as suggested), who have an interest in the topic, or young adults/adults who like a broad (yet accurate) overview.

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