Earmuffs for Everyone! How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs by Meghan McCarthy. (Simon & Schuster, 2015.)
On the surface, this may look like a straightforward biography of the inventor of earmuffs, but Meghan McCarthy takes this book to the next level, investigating why Greenwood is credit with the invention and explaining how easy it is for facts to be lost or misinterpreted in history. These concepts come across in the simple text and are expanded in the substantial author’s note where McCarthy provides more detail about how she searched for information as she researched this book.
Oh, I do love me some Meghan McCarthy! Read the full review (including readalikes!) over at my blog abbythelibrarian.com.