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Real Stories

 

 


Readers love true stories. Whether in the genre of true crime, life stories, sports narratives, or true adventure, the factual element brings excitement and relevance to nonfiction narratives. Now you can break the nonfiction barrier in your readers' advisory work.

This series provides titles that help librarians and other professionals who work with readers identify nonfiction titles that their patrons or customers will enjoy.

Volumes in the Real Stories series are targeted to help librarians and other professionals evaluate and build their collections in various nonfiction genres. Similar to titles in Libraries Unlimited's Genreflecting Advisory Series, each book in this series focuses on a popular nonfiction genre. Individual guides organize and describe approximately 500-1,000 titles each and include definitions of the genre and its subgenres, as well as a discussion of the appeal of the genre and its subgenres.

Information about awards for books in the genres, resources for further information, as well as practical guidelines for advising readers are also included. In addition, annotations contain bibliographic information (author, title, series if applicable, publisher, date of publication, and ISBN) plus a brief annotation. Lists of subject headings and recommendations of other nonfiction books and fiction read-alikes are also provided for each title.

Highlights
• Helps librarians integrate nonfiction titles into readers' advisory work, and make connections between fiction and nonfiction reading interests.
• A great collection development tool—provides accessible, easy-to-understand genre analysis for professionals wishing to develop their nonfiction collections
• Covers a wide variety of nonfiction genres and popular subject areas, offering topics applicable to many audiences and tastes
• Offers vital information about each book, making it easy to make excellent selections

Features
• Describes approximately 500-1,000 titles in each volume
• Includes definitions of the genre and its subgenres
• Offers information about awards for books in the genres, resources for further information, as well as practical guidelines for advising readers
• Provides annotations of bibliographic information— author, title, series if applicable, publisher, date of publication, and ISBN— plus lists of subject headings and recommendations of other nonfiction books and fiction read-alikes
• Each chapter includes a short list of titles for readers' advisors to “start with”
• Helps librarians integrate nonfiction titles into readers' advisory work, and make connections between fiction and nonfiction reading interests