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The Top Nonfiction Narrative Books for Middle Schoolers on Current Events

  1. "I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" by Malala Yousafzai - Originally published in 2013, this memoir by Malala Yousafzai tells the story of her fight for education and women's rights in Pakistan, culminating in her being shot by the Taliban. The book provides a firsthand account of the challenges faced by girls in countries where education is not a priority, and it is a powerful narrative of one person's determination to make a difference.

  2. "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope" by William Kamkwamba - Originally published in 2009, this memoir by William Kamkwamba tells the story of how he built a wind turbine in his village in Malawi using scrap parts and a library book. The book provides a narrative of how one person's curiosity and determination can make a difference in a community, as well as the importance of access to education and resources.

  3. "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas - Originally published in 2017, this novel by Angie Thomas is a powerful and thought-provoking narrative that centers on the Black Lives Matter movement. The book tells the story of a teenage girl who witnesses the police shooting of her unarmed best friend and the aftermath of the event, It is powerful in its exploration of racial injustice, police violence and the impact of these issues on individuals and communities.

  4. "The Giver" by Lois Lowry - Originally published in 1993, this novel by Lois Lowry is a thought-provoking narrative that explores themes of individuality, freedom, and the importance of knowledge. The book tells the story of a society where everything is controlled and everyone is the same, and it provides a powerful commentary on the dangers of conformity and the importance of challenging the status quo.

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