I began this yesterday and this morning was delighted to see Marc’s “In the Beginning” post. These days I am re-reading, or studying the form actually, of NF books that will give me ideas for organizing this mass (mess?) and telling Jackson’s story, which is representative of the Maasai living in harmony with nature. I’ve been studying Black Potatoes, Hitler Youth (both Bartoletti), The Life & Death of Adolph Hitler (Giblin) and Race (Aronson). I’m also reading Writing Creative Nonfiction, a term I’m not fond of, but the book has a lot to offer. And I’m following the “Risk” thread here because young people need background information but they don’t need dry, textbooky stuff. So much to ponder….