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 - 2020 Candlewick Press 363.3481 S
How We Got to the Moon
The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure
Book - 2020 Crown Books for Young Readers 629.454 R
The Cat I Never Named
A True Story of Love, War, and Survival
Book - 2020 Bloomsbury YA B S1165.ca
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh Book - 2020 Schwartz & Wade Books B L7426fL
You Call This Democracy?
How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People
Book - 2020 Houghton Mifflin Company 320.973 R
A Light in the Darkness
Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust
Book - 2019 Alfred A. Knopf 940.5318092 M
A Thousand Sisters
The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II
Book - 2019 Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 940.544947 W
Free Lunch Book - 2019 Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W. W. Norton & Company 362.7092 O CAUDILL
The Great Nijinsky
God of Dance
Book - 2019 Charlesbridge Teen B N6918cu
Torpedoed
The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"
Book - 2019 Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company 940.54293 H CAUDILL
Boots on the Ground
America's War in Vietnam
Book - 2018 Viking, published by Penguin Group 959.7043 P
Hey, Kiddo Graphic Novel - 2018 Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 362.2913 K
The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book - 2018 Delacorte Press B S7184.be
The Faithful Spy
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler
Book - 2018 Amulet Books 230.044092 H
The Unwanted
Stories of the Syrian Refugees
Graphic Novel - 2018 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 956.910423 B
Eyes of the World Book
#NotYourPrincess
Voices of Native American Women
Book - 2017 Annick Press (U.S.) Ltd 305.48897 NOT
The 57 Bus Book - 2017 Farrar Straus Giroux 364.15 S
The Whydah
A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found
Book - 2017 Candlewick Press 910.45 S
Vincent and Theo
The Van Gogh Brothers
Book - 2017 Godwin Books Henry Holt and Company 759.9492 H
Hillary Rodham Clinton
A Woman Living History
eBook - 2016 Overdrive
In the Shadow of Liberty
The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives
Book - 2016 Henry Holt and Company 306.362 D
March: Book Three eBook - 2016 IDW Publishing
Samurai Rising
The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune
Book - 2016 Charlesbridge 952.01092 T
This Land Is Our Land
The History of American Immigration
Book - 2016 Abrams Books for Young Readers 304.80973 O
Enchanted Air
Two Cultures, Two Wings : A Memoir
Book - 2015 Atheneum Books for Young Readers 811.54 E584.en
First Flight Around the World
The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race
Book - 2015 Abrams Books for Young Readers 910.41 G
Most Dangerous
Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Book - 2015 Roaring Brook Press 959.7043092 S
Symphony for the City of the Dead
Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
Book - 2015 Candlewick Press 780.92 S5599an
This Strange Wilderness Book
Ida M. Tarbell
The Woman Who Challenged Big Business--and Won!
Book - 2014 Clarion BooksHoughton Mifflin Harcourt B T1792mc
Laughing at My Nightmare Book - 2014 Roaring Brook Press 617.482044 B
Popular
A Memoir : Vintage Wisdom for A Modern Geek
Book - 2014 Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), LLC 155.533 W
The Port Chicago 50
Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
Book - 2014 Roaring Brook Press 940.5403 S
The Family Romanov
Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia
Book - 2014 Schwartz & Wade Books 947.083092 F
Courage Has No Color
The True Story of the Triple Nickles : America's First Black Paratroopers
Book - 2013 Candlewick Press 940.541273 S
Go
A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design
Book - 2013 Workman Publishing 740 K
Imprisoned
The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II
Book - 2013 Walker Books For Young Readers 940.531773 S
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 364.151092 B
"The President Has Been Shot!"
The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Book - 2013 Scholastic Press 973.922092 S
Bomb
The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Book - 2012 Roaring Brook Press 623.45119 S
Moonbird
A Year on the Wind With the Great Survivor B95
Book - 2012 Farrar Straus Giroux 598.07234 H
Steve Jobs
The Man Who Thought Different : A Biography
Book - 2012 Feiwel and Friends B J628bL
Titanic
Voices From the Disaster
Book - 2012 Scholastic Press 910.91634 H
We've Got A Job
The 1963 Birmingham Children's March
Book - 2011 Peachtree Publishers 323.1196 L
Bootleg
Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
Book - 2011 Flash PointRoaring Brook Press 363.410973 B
Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein Book
Sugar Changed the World
A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science
Book - 2010 Clarion Books 664.109 A
The Notorious Benedict Arnold
A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery
Book - 2010 Roaring Brook Press B A7524sh
Wheels of Change
How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with A Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
Book - 2011 National Geographic 796.6082 M
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