169: Susan Campbell Bartoletti – Nonfiction Expert
Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the author of picture books, novels, and nonfiction for children, including the Newbery Honor book Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow, the Sibert Medal-winning Black Potatoes, and Dear America: A Coal Miner’s Bride. Her work has received dozens of awards and honors, including the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Nonfiction, the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction, and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award.
We discuss tips for writing nonfiction, including:
- Research pitfalls and how to avoid them
- First steps for writers considering writing nonfiction
- How to locate primary sources
- How interviews can make nonfiction come to life