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YALSA Nonfiction Award, 2010-2018

YALSA Nonfiction Award, 2010-2018

Resources for the titles recognized by this award since its inception in 2010 -- honoring the best nonfiction book published for young adults
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Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune
  • by Pamela S. Turner and Gareth Hinds
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2017)
    ALSC Notable Books (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 18
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    Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science
  • by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 17
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    Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
  • by M.T. Anderson
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2016)
    BGHB Awards (Honor, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 17
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    Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism
  • by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2018)
  • Multimedia Resources: 15
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    Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith
  • by Deborah Heiligman
  • Multimedia Resources: 14
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    Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)
  • by Sue Macy
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2012)
    Amelia Bloomer (Commended, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 13
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    In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, 4 Presidents, & 5 Black Lives
  • by Kenneth C. Davis
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2017)
    ALSC Notable Books (Commended, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
  • by Deborah Heiligman
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Winner, 2018)
    BGHB Awards (Winner, 2017)
    Printz Award (Honor, 2018)
  • Multimedia Resources: 12
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    #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women
  • by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Lisa Charleyboy
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Great and Only Barnum, The: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum
  • by Candace Fleming and Ray Fenwick
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2010)
    ALSC Notable Books (Commended, 2010)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Notorious Benedict Arnold, The: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery
  • by Steve Sheinkin
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Winner, 2012)
    BGHB Awards (Winner, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
  • by Karen Blumenthal
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2012)
    ALSC Notable Books (Commended, 2012)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Titanic: Voices from the Disaster
  • by Deborah Hopkinson
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2013)
    ALSC Notable Books (Commended, 2013)
    Sibert Medal (Honor, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 11
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    Nazi Hunters, The: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
  • by Neal Bascomb
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Winner, 2014)
    Sydney Taylor Award (Winner, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 10
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    Whydah, The: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found
  • by Martin W. Sandler
  • Multimedia Resources: 9
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    Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing
  • by Ann Angel
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Winner, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    President Has Been Shot!, The: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
  • by James L. Swanson
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business - And Won!
  • by Emily Arnold McCully
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Laughing at My Nightmare
  • by Shane Burcaw
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History
  • by Karen Blumenthal
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 8
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    Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
  • by Karen Blumenthal
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2013)
    ALSC Notable Books (Commended, 2013)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek
  • by Maya Van Wagenen
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Winner, 2015)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race
  • by Tim Grove
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2016)
    ALSC Notable Books (Commended, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 7
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    Dark Game, The: True Spy Stories
  • by Paul B. Janeczko
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon
  • by Nancy Plain
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2016)
  • Multimedia Resources: 5
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    Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement
  • by Rick Bowers
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design
  • by Chip Kidd
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2014)
    ALSC Notable Books (Commended, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    This Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration
  • by Linda Barrett Osborne
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2017)
    Carter G. Woodson Award (Honor, 2017)
  • Multimedia Resources: 4
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    Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II
  • by Martin W. Sandler
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2014)
  • Multimedia Resources: 3
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    Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates
  • by Jill Rubalcaba and Peter Robertshaw
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award (Finalist, 2011)
  • Multimedia Resources: 2
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