Book Award 2006
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine:
Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker YA
After sinking a Union sloop near Charleston, South Carolina, in 1864, the
Hunley did not return to port.
divers searched for more than 130 years, the sub was not found until 1995. Over
the last 10 years, archaeologists have carefully raised the Hunley and
painstakingly sifted through the 20,000 pounds of sediment it contained for
artifacts and human remains and, ultimately, clues to why, when, and how the
vessel sank. Walker begins with the history of the Hunley's design and
construction as well as its place in Civil War and naval history. She really
hits her stride, though, in explaining the complex techniques and loving care
used in raising the craft, recovering its contents, and even reconstructing
models of the crewmembers' bodies.
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitlerís
Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti YA 943.086 BAR
"I begin with the young. We older ones are used up . . . But my magnificent
youngsters! Look at these men
boys! What material! With them, I can create a new world." --Adolf Hitler,
Nuremberg 1933 By the time Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, 3.5
million children belonged to the Hitler Youth. It would become the largest youth
group in history. Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores how Hitler gained the
loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany's young people. Her research
includes telling interviews with surviving Hitler Youth members.