Sugar Changed the World

When encouraging kids to read, we can’t neglect informational books.   And we can’t forget to promote wonderful informational books. There are so many online connections to history and science that can help bring an informational book to life that the pairing seems obvious.

For their book Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Freedom and Science, authors Marc Aronson & Marina Budhos also created a website to share the sights and sounds of the history of sugar.  The Sugar Changed the World website includes music and dance, web links, a teacher’s guide and more.

Be sure to let readers know about the site.  Place a mailing label with the website and a brief description in the front or back of your library’s copy of Sugar Changed the World.
And don’t stop there!  Create your own guides for informational books both in the book and online.  See our low-tech label ideas and sample pathfiners on our wiki!

Don’t miss Marc Aronson’s blog, Nonfiction Matters, for daily discussions about informational books.


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