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 eBook - 2020 Candlewick Pr Inc. EBOOK AXIS 360
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 J 629.454 ROC
The Cat I Never Named
A True Story of Love, War, and Survival
Book - 2020 Bloomsbury Children's Books TEEN B Sabic-El-Rayess, Amra SAB
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh Book - 2020 Schwartz & Wade Books TEEN B Lindbergh, Charles FLE
You Call This Democracy?
How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People
Book - 2020 Houghton Mifflin Company J 320.973 RUS
A Light in the Darkness
Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust
Book - 2019 Alfred A. Knopf TEEN B Korczak, Janusz MAR
A Thousand Sisters
The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II
Book - 2019 Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers TEEN 940.54 WEI
Free Lunch Book - 2019 Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W. W. Norton & Company J B Ogle, Rex OGL
The Great Nijinsky
God of Dance
Book - 2019 Charlesbridge Teen TEEN B Nijinsky, Vaslaw CUR
The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"
Book - 2019 Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company J 940.54293 HEI
Boots on the Ground
America's War in Vietnam
Book - 2018 Viking, published by Penguin Group TEEN 959.7043 PAR
Hey, Kiddo Graphic Novel - 2018 Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic TEEN GN KRO
The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book - 2018 Delacorte Press J B Sotomayor, Sonia SOT
The Faithful Spy
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler
Book - 2018 Amulet Books J B Bonhoeffer, Dietrich HEN
The Unwanted
Stories of the Syrian Refugees
Graphic Novel - 2018 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt TEEN GN BRO
Eyes of the World
Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism
Book - 2017 Henry Holt and Company TEEN 070.49 ARO
Voices of Native American Women
Book - 2017 Annick Press Ltd. TEEN 970.1 NOT
The 57 Bus Book - 2017 Farrar Straus Giroux TEEN 364.1555 SLA
The Whydah
A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found
Book - 2017 Candlewick Press J 910.45 SAN
Vincent and Theo
The Van Gogh Brothers
Book - 2017 Godwin Books Henry Holt and Company TEEN B Gogh, Vincent van HEI
Hillary Rodham Clinton
A Woman Living History
Book - 2016 Feiwel and Friends TEEN B Clinton, H.R. BLU
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 ECOMIC HOOPLA
Samurai Rising
The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune
Book - 2016 Charlesbridge TEEN B Minamoto, Yoshitsune TUR
This Land Is Our Land
A History of American Immigration
Book - 2016 Abrams Books for Young Readers J 304.8 OSB
Enchanted Air
Two Cultures, Two Wings : A Memoir
Book - 2015 Atheneum Books for Young Readers J B Engle, Margarita ENG
First Flight Around the World
The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race
Book - 2015 Abrams Books for Young Readers J 910.41 GRO
Most Dangerous
Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Book - 2015 Roaring Brook Press J 959.7043 SHE
Symphony for the City of the Dead
Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
Book - 2015 Candlewick Press TEEN B Shostakovich, Dimitri AND
This Strange Wilderness
The Life and Art of John James Audubon
Book - 2015 University of Nebraska Press jB Audubon, J.J. PLA
Ida M. Tarbell
The Woman Who Challenged Big Business--and Won!
Book - 2014 Clarion BooksHoughton Mifflin Harcourt jB Tarbell, I.M. MCC
Laughing at My Nightmare Book - 2014 Roaring Brook Press TEEN B Burcaw, Shane BUR
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 J 940.5453 SHE
The Family Romanov
Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia
Book - 2014 Schwartz & Wade Books 947.083 FLE
Courage Has No Color
The True Story of the Triple Nickles : America's First Black Paratroopers
Book - 2013 Candlewick Press J 940.5412 STO
A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design
Book - 2013 Workman Publishing J 740 KID
The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II
Book - 2013 Walker Books For Young Readers J 940.5317 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. B Eichmann, Adolf BAS
"The President Has Been Shot!"
The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Book - 2013 Scholastic Press J 973.922 SWA
The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Book - 2012 Roaring Brook Press , Scholastic J 623.45119 SHE
A Year on the Wind With the Great Survivor B95
Book - 2012 Farrar Straus Giroux J 598.07234 HOO
Steve Jobs
The Man Who Thought Different : A Biography
Book - 2012 Feiwel and Friends TEEN B Jobs, Steve BLU
Voices From the Disaster
Book - 2012 Scholastic Press J 910.91634 HOP
We've Got A Job
The 1963 Birmingham Children's March
Book - 2012 Peachtree Publishers J 323.1196 LEV
Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
Book - 2011 Roaring Brook Press J 363.41 BLU
Music Was It
Young Leonard Bernstein
Book - 2011 Charlesbridge jB Bernstein, Leonard RUB
Sugar Changed the World
A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science
Book - 2010 Clarion Books J 664.109 ARO
The Notorious Benedict Arnold
A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery
Book - 2010 Roaring Brook Press jB Arnold, Benedict SHE
Wheels of Change
How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with A Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
Book - 2011 National Geographic J 796.6 MAC
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