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Wolverine Through Books

2013 July 31
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Over the weekend, I had a chance to see the new Wolverine movie, and it was everything I’d hoped for. I’m a big fan of the X-Men movies and Wolverine in general. It takes place after the X-Men trilogy, following the death of Jean, which destroys Logan. Here’s a look at the movie through books.

japanese gate amidst rubbleWorld War II Bombing of Nagasaki

  • Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
    The history of making of the atomic bomb from the scientists who worked on it, to the KGB officers who wanted to steal it, to the British who tried to sabotage the Germans to keep them from making their own.
  • World War II in the Pacific: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki by R. Conrad Stein
    History of the battles in the Pacific starting with the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and ending with the dropping of the second atomic bomb.

still from wolverine movieSurvival

  • Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson
    The President’s son and his friends are caught on the compound of Camp David with a no escape and a wildfire spreading.
  • Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
    A mix of high school students, middle schoolers, and kids are stuck in a superstore, while the world outside deals with natural and chemical disasters.
  • Storm Runners by Roland Smith
    Chase and his father travel the country, chasing storms, which leads them to Florida where hurricanes will hit. It strikes while Chase is on a bus, coming home from school. He must remember everything his father has told him in order to survive.

still from wolverine movie 2Japan

  • Ink by Amanda Sun
    Katie moves to Japan to live with her aunt after a family tragedy. Knowing nothing of the culture or the language, she feels out of place until she meets Tomohiro, an artist. They feel drawn to each other, and in her presence, his drawings come to life.
  • Sword Thief (39 Clues series) by Peter Lerangis
    Book three takes Amy and Dan to Tokyo to form an alliance with Uncle Alistair, searching for clues left behind by general Tokoyoto Hideohshi.
  • Now and Zen by Linda Gerber
    Nori never thought much about her Japanese heritage, but when her parents’ divorce looms ahead of her, she jumps at the escape for the summer. In Japan, she’s mistaken for a native. Nori has much to learn about the Japanese culture and herself before she can appreciate her heritage.

dna strandGenetics

  • Double Helix by Nancy Werlin
    Eli spends the summer working for a genetic engineer — when he discovers a family secret that could change his life.
  • False Memory by Dan Krokos
    Miranda awakens with no memory, but she has the ability to release a massive force of energy. Everyone freaks out, except one boy who tells her the truth about herself. Can she trust him?
  • Unremembered by Jessica Brody
    A girl wakes up in plane wreckage with no memories of her past — not even her name. There’s a boy she keeps seeing everywhere she goes. Could he know something about her past?

still from wolverine movie 3Ninjas

  • Moonshadow: Rise of the Ninja by Simon Higgins
    Medieval Japan experiences peace until a warlord desires power and attempts to take control by creating a civil war. Moonshadow’s first mission for the Grey Light Order is to defeat him.
  • Young Samurai: The way of the sword by Chris Bradford
    After ninja pirates kill his father, a boy from England is rescued by a a great samurai. He adopts Jack and sends him to samurai school, where Jack will learn to defend the legacy his father left him.
  • Blue Fingers by Cheryl Whitesel
    At the age of 12, Koji is kidnapped and brought to a hidden camp high in the mountains, where he must learn the ninja way of life or perish trying.

still from wolverine movie 4Robots

  • Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza
    Mila discovers that her life is one big giant lie. She learns the truth about her identity and the fact that she was created, not born. The truth makes her a danger.
  • Robot Technology by Ian Graham
    A look at the newest technology where robots play a major role in the future.
  • Ungifted by Gordon Korman
    Instead of getting into major trouble for a prank, Donovan Curtis has mistakenly been placed into a gifted program. Can he convince them that he doesn’t belong?

– Jennifer Rummel, currently reading Grace Takes Off by Julie Hyzy

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