Nonfiction November

In the book world, the month of November is dedicated to reading and sharing nonfiction books. This month I’ll be sharing some children’s and adult nonfiction books that I think you would like. These books will cover various topics and interests. If you’d like to see previous #NonFicNov posts, click HERE.


Awesome Quizzes, Listicles, & Writing Activities to Explore the Real You

By: Erin Yun

Published: September 7, 2021

Publisher: Fabled Films Press


I first shared about Pippa Park, a Korean American teen, in her book, PIPPA PARK RAISES HER GAME, back in March 2020. As she begins attending a private school, Pippa faces adversity being the new girl, a minority, and a stellar athlete. She could have used a journal like this to capture some of her feelings as well as have fun with the quizzes and lists. Even if you haven’t read Pippa’s previous book, this journal will be fun for tweens and teens to capture their own feelings and experiences.

You don’t have to know Pippa’s story to be able to fill out and complete this journal. Pippa’s friends are included in the pages but are there to help tweens and teens celebrate what makes them special. Kids will find quizzes, lists, and journal prompts to fill out. There is even a recipe for a classic Korean stew included.

This or That games are popular on social media and this book includes these types of quizzes. Kids can also list their favorite desserts, meals, snacks, things to do, places to go, and even their favorite memories with friends.

This journal encourages kids to be creative and grateful. There are prompts that encourage teens to put their thoughts in writing like writing about their favorite teacher, an embarrassing moment, and even a letter to their future self.

My teenage self would have loved a journal like this and I think it would make a great gift for a tween or teen in your life packaged with Pippa’s first book. Pippa is a young girl who has big dreams, works hard, and is kind to others. Pippa’s journal will help kids express their emotions, make them think creatively, and celebrate the wins in life.

Erin Yun grew up in Frisco, Texas. She received her BFA in English from New York University and served as president of its policy debate team. This experience came in handy for her job as the debate consultant for the Tony-nominated Best Play on Broadway—What the Constitution Means to Me. Erin is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and has written reviews and articles for BookBrowse. She currently lives in New York City, and yes—she used to play basketball as a middle grader! For more information, check out the Pippa Park website, HERE.

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