YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

Awarded annually in the U.S. by the Young Adult Library Services Association for the best non-fiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18).

50 items

Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Boots on the Ground
America's War in Vietnam
Book - 2018 Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC TEEN 959.704 PAR
Hey, Kiddo Book - 2018 Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic TEEN B KRO
The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book - 2018 Delacorte Press TEEN B SOT
The Faithful Spy
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler
Book - 2018 Amulet Books TEEN B BON
The Unwanted
Stories of the Syrian Refugees
Book - 2018 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt YS 956.91 BRO
Eyes of the World Book
#NotYourPrincess
Voices of Native American Women
Book - 2017 Annick Press Ltd TEEN 970.1 NOT
The 57 Bus
A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
Book - 2017 Farrar Straus Giroux TEEN 364.155 SLA
The Whydah
A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found
Book - 2017 Candlewick Press YS 910.45 SAN
Vincent and Theo
The Van Gogh Brothers
Book - 2017 Godwin Books Henry Holt and Company TEEN B GOG
Hillary Rodham Clinton
A Woman Living History
Book - 2016 Feiwel and Friends TEEN B CLI
In the Shadow of Liberty
The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives
Book - 2016 Henry Holt and Company TEEN 306.362 DAV
March: Book Three eBook - 2016 IDW Publishing EBOOK
Samurai Rising
The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune
Book - 2016 Charlesbridge TEEN B MIN
This Land Is Our Land
The History of American Immigration
Book - 2016 Abrams Books for Young Readers TEEN 304.809 OSB
Enchanted Air
Two Cultures, Two Wings : A Memoir
Book - 2015 Atheneum Books for Young Readers TEEN B ENG
First Flight Around the World Book
Most Dangerous
Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Book - 2015 Roaring Brook Press TEEN 959.704 SHE
Symphony for the City of the Dead
Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
Book - 2015 Candlewick Press TEEN 940.542 AND
This Strange Wilderness
The Life and Art of John James Audubon
Book - 2015 University of Nebraska Press YS B AUD
Ida M. Tarbell
The Woman Who Challenged Big Business-- and Won!
Book - 2014 Clarion BooksHoughton Mifflin Harcourt YS B TAR
Laughing at My Nightmare Book - 2014 Roaring Brook Press TEEN 617.482 BUR
Popular
A Memoir : Vintage Wisdom for A Modern Geek
Book - 2014 Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), LLC TEEN 155.533 WAG
The Port Chicago 50
Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
Book - 2014 Roaring Brook Press TEEN 940.545 SHE
The Family Romanov
Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
Book - 2014 Schwartz & Wade Books TEEN 947.083 FLE
Courage Has No Color
The True Story of the Triple Nickles : America's First Black Paratroopers
Book - 2013 Candlewick Press TEEN 940.5412 STO
Go
A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design
Book - 2013 Workman Publishing TEEN 740 KID
Imprisoned
The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II
Book - 2013 Walker Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Bloomsbury YS 940.531 SAN
The Nazi Hunters
How A Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
Book - 2013 Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc TEEN 940.531 BAS
"The President Has Been Shot"
The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Book - 2013 Scholastic Press TEEN 973.922 SWA
Bomb
The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Book - 2012 Roaring Brook Press TEEN 623.451 SHE
Moonbird
A Year on the Wind With the Great Survivor B95
Book - 2012 Farrar Straus Giroux TEEN 598.072 HOO
Steve Jobs
The Man Who Thought Different : A Biography
Book - 2012 Feiwel and Friends TEEN B JOB
Titanic
Voices From the Disaster
Book - 2012 Scholastic Press TEEN 910.916 HOP
We've Got A Job
The 1963 Birmingham Children's March
Book - 2011 Peachtree Publishers YS 323.119 LEV
Bootleg
Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
Book - 2011 Roaring Brook Press TEEN 363.41 BLU
Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein Book
Sugar Changed the World
A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science
Book - 2010 Clarion Books TEEN 664.109 ARO
The Notorious Benedict Arnold
A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery
Book - 2012 Square Fish TEEN B ARN
Wheels of Change
How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with A Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
Book - 2011 National Geographic YS 796.608 MAC
Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates Book
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing Book
Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement Book
The Dark Game
True Spy Stories From Invisible Ink to CIA Moles
Book - 2012 Candlewick Press TEEN 327.127 JAN
They Called Themselves the K.K.K
The Birth of An American Terrorist Group
Book - 2010 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt TEEN 322.42 BAR
Almost Astronauts
13 Women Who Dared to Dream
Book - 2009 Candlewick Press YS 920 STO
Charles and Emma
The Darwins' Leap of Faith
Book - 2009 Henry Holt and Co TEEN B DAR
Claudette Colvin
Twice Toward Justice
Book - 2009 Melanie Kroupa Books YS B COL
The Great and Only Barnum
The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum
Book - 2009 Schwartz & Wade Books YS B BAR
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland Book
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