YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18).

2019

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

by Brown, Don
Call Number: 740.9999 B8773
2018

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers

by Heiligman, Deborah
Call Number: 759.94 G613He
2017

March: Book Three

by Lewis, John
Call Number: 323.4092 L674-2 v.3

Winner of the 2017 Michael Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. U.S. Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis continues his story in the concluding volume of this graphic novel trilogy, which opens with the bombing of the Birmingham Baptist Church, Freedom Summer and ends with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 being signed into law.

2015

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

by Van Wagenen, Maya
Call Number: 150.131 W131

A touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van Wagenen Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at "pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here," Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise-meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humor and grace, Maya's journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence.

2014

The Nazi Hunters

by Bascomb, Neal
Call Number: 940.547243 E34Ba-1

Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust. Based on the adult bestseller Hunting Eichman by Neal Bascomb.

 

2011

Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing

by Angel, Ann
Call Number: 789.14 J81An