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Mann Genres: Historical Fiction

The library at Mann Middle School has been sorted by genres. Each genre is clearly labeled and books are shelved alphabetically by author within each genre.

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What is a Genre?

Genre is a style or category of art, music, or literature. Genre controls what authors write and how it is written. It describes the style and focus of the novel as well as character types, settings, themes, and plots. For instance, certain settings suit specific genres. These vary in type, details, intensity, and length of description.

There are often sub-genres within genres, for example, a fantasy story with sinister, frightening elements would belong to the dark fantasy sub-genre or even horror.

Genres available at Mann

Nonfiction

Nonfiction

“Nonfiction” refers to literature based in fact. It has books including biography, business, cooking, health and fitness, pets, crafts, home decorating, languages, travel, home improvement, religion, art and music, history, self-help, true crime, science and humor.  

Academic Topics (History, Science, etc.)

Popular Topics

Biography

Biography

 A biography is an account of somebody's life written by somebody else, complete with details of the most important parts.

Historical Biographies

Current Biographies

Humor

Humor

Comedy is a literary genre and a type of dramatic work that is amusing and satirical in its tone, mostly having a cheerful ending. The motif of this dramatic work is triumph over unpleasant circumstance by creating comic effects, resulting in a happy or successful conclusion.

Humor Series

Humor Individual Books

Teen Issues

Teen Issues

A form of realistic fiction where the main characters are usually children or teens dealing with teen issues.

Teen Issues Series

Teen Issues Individual Books

Horror

Horror

Horror is a genre of speculative fiction which is intended to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers by inducing feelings of horror and terror.

Horror Series

Horror Individual Books

Romance

Romance

Contemporary romance novels are realistic fiction that take place during (more-or-less) the time frame in which the book is being published that include a love story as a main focus of the plot.

Romance Series

Romance Individual Titles

Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles

This is a collection of fiction that deals with overcoming adversity encompassing any trait, illness, disease, or life event.  In other words –  books portray life.

Overcoming Obstacles Series

Overcoming Obstacles Individual Books

Realistic

Realistic

REALISTIC FICTION is a genre consisting of stories that could have actually occurred to people or animals in a believable setting. These stories resemble real life, andfictional characters within these stories react similarly to real people.

Realistic Books About Other Countries and Refugees

Realistic Individual Titles

Adventure

Adventure

Adventure fiction usually involves the main character going on a quest or journey and experiencing extreme conditions. The adventure may or may not involve history but has plenty of action. Some adventure fiction could also involve elements of mystery, dystopia or fantasy.

Adventure Series

Adventure Individual Books

Fantasy

Fantasy

Fantasy novels are make-believe. Any book that contains unrealistic settings, or magic, often set in a medieval universe, or possibly involving mythical beings or supernatural forms as a primary element of the plot, theme, or setting.

Fantasy Series

Fantasy Individual Books

SciFi

SciFi

Science fiction stories often tell about science and technology of the future.  Science Fiction (SciFi) has a relationship with the principles of science—these stories involve partially true- partially fictitious laws or theories of science.

SciFi Series

SciFi Individual Books

Dystopia

Dystopia

Dystopian literature is used to explore social and political structures in 'a dark, nightmare world.' The term dystopia is defined as a society characterized by poverty, squalor or oppression and the theme is most commonly used in science fiction.

Dystopia Series

Dystopia Individual Books

You-Choose

You-Choose

The stories are formatted so that, after a couple of pages of reading, the protagonist faces two or three options, each of which leads to more options, and then to one of many endings.

You-Choose Fiction

You-Choose Nonfiction

Mystery

Mystery

The mystery genre is a type of fiction in which a detective, or other professional, solves a crime or series of crimes.  

Mystery Series

Mystery Individual Books

Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction

Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past. An essential element of historical fiction is that it is set in the past and pays attention to the manners, social conditions and other details of the period depicted.

Historical Fiction Books

World War II & Holocaust Books

Paranormal

Paranormal

Paranormal is a term used to describe phenomena that science cannot currently explain or measure. Examples of paranormal subjects include  ghosts, the existence of the soul, spiritual entities, extra sensory perception, clairvoyance, communicating with the dead, UFO’s, cryptozoology, vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, angels.

Paranormal Series

Paranormal Individual Books

Mature

Mature

This section of the library contains books from every genre.  These books are written for a more mature audience and many are high school level books that deal with mature topics.  In order to check these books out, the library must have a note signed by your parents.

Mature Series

Mature Individual Books

Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel

Graphic novel is a story that is presented in comic-strip format and published as a book.

Graphic Novel Series