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).

65 items

Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Ambushed!: The Assassination Plot Against President Garfield Book
Black Birds in the Sky
The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Book Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers T 976.686 COLB
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry Book
In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers Book
The Woman All Spies Fear Book
All Thirteen
The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team
Book - 2020 Candlewick Press j 796.525 SOON
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 ROCC
The Cat I Never Named
A True Story of Love, War, and Survival
Book - 2020 Bloomsbury T 92 SABI
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh Book - 2020 Schwartz & Wade Books T 92 LIND
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 - 2019 Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W. W. Norton & Company j 362.7092 OGLE
The Great Nijinsky: God of Dance Book
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 HEIL
Boots on the Ground
America's War in Vietnam
Book - 2018 Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC T 959.7043 PART
Hey, Kiddo Graphic Novel - 2018 Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic TGN KROSOCZKA
The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book - 2018 Delacorte Books j 92 SOTO
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler Book
The Unwanted
Stories of the Syrian Refugees
Graphic Novel - 2018 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt TGN BROWN
Eyes of the World Book
Voices of Native American Women
Book Annick Press Ltd T 970.4 NOT
The 57 Bus Book - 2017 Farrar Straus Giroux T 364.155 SLAT
The Whydah Book
Vincent and Theo
The Van Gogh Brothers
Book - 2017 Henry Holt and Company T 759.9492 HEIL
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 - 2016 Henry Holt and Company T 920.0092 DAVI
Book Three
Graphic Novel - 2016 Top Shelf Productions 741.5973 LEWI
Samurai Rising
The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune
Book - 2015 Charlesbridge j 92 MINA
This Land Is Our Land
A History of American Immigration
Book - 2016 Abrams Books for Young Readers T 304.873 OSBO
Enchanted Air Book
First Flight Around the World
The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race
Book - 2015 Abrams Books for Young Readers, published in association with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum j 910.41 GROV
Most Dangerous
Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Book - 2015 Roaring Brook Press T 959.7043 SHEI
Symphony for the City of the Dead Book
This Strange Wilderness Book
Ida M. Tarbell Book
Laughing at My Nightmare Book
Popular Book
The Port Chicago 50
Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
Book - 2014 Roaring Brook Press j 323.1 SHEL
The Family Romanov
Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
Book - 2014 Schwartz & Wade Books T 947.08309 FLEM
Courage Has No Color
The True Story of the Triple Nickles : America's First Black Paratroopers
Book - 2013 Candlewick Press j 940.54 STON
Go Book
The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II
Book - 2013 Walker Books For Young Readers j 940.5317 SAND
The Nazi Hunters Book
"The President Has Been Shot!"
The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Book - 2013 Scholastic Press 973.922 SWAN
The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Book - 2012 Roaring Brook Press j 623.45119 SHEI
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 Book
Steve Jobs
The Man Who Thought Different : A Biography
Book - 2012 Feiwel and Friends 92 JOBS
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster Book
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March Book
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