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).

60 items

Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team Book
How We Got to the Moon Book
The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival Book
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh Book
You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Democracy and Deliver Power to the People Book
A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust Book
A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II Book
Free Lunch Book
The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance Book
Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship” Book
Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam Book
Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction Book
The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler Book
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Book
Eyes of the World Book
#NotYourPrincess Book
The 57 Bus Book
The Whydah Book
Vincent and Theo Book
Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History Book
In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives Book
March: Book Three Book
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune Book
This Land is Our Land: A History of American Immigration Book
Enchanted Air
Two Cultures, Two Wings : A Memoir
Book - 2015 Atheneum Books for Young Readers Teen Nonfiction Book
First Flight Around the World
The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race
Book - 2015 Abrams Books for Young Readers Children's Nonfiction Book
Most Dangerous
Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Book - 2015 Roaring Brook Press Children's Nonfiction Book (Biography)
Symphony for the City of the Dead
Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
Book - 2015 Candlewick Press Children's Nonfiction Book
This Strange Wilderness
The Life and Art of John James Audubon
Book - 2015 University of Nebraska Press Children's Nonfiction Book (Biography)
Ida M. Tarbell Book
Laughing at My Nightmare Book
Popular Book
Port Chicago 50 Book
The Family Romanov Book
Courage Has No Color Book
Go Book
Imprisoned Book
The Nazi Hunters Book
The President Has Been Shot Book
Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon Book
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 Book
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different Book
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster Book
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March Book
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition Book
Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein Book
Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science Book
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery Book
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) Book
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