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Children's Literature • Award Book Resources: YALSA Nonfiction

Welcome! This guide features information about award books located the library's juvenile collection.

YALSA Nonfiction Award books in the library

YALSA Nonfiction Award

YALSA Nonfiction Award titles are part of Archer Library's juvenile collection. Explore award winners and honor books in the juvenile collection by searching for "YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction" in the library catalog. Award winners by year are featured below.

YALSA Nonfiction Award Winners 2010 -

 Year  Title  Author  Call Number
2010 Charles and Emma Heiligman, Deborah QH31.D2 H42 2009
2011 Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing Angel, Ann ML3930.J65 A83 2010
2012 The Notorious Benedict Arnold Sheinkin, Steve E278.A7 S5 2010
2013 Bomb Sheinkin, Steve UG1282.A8 S235 2012
2014 The Nazi Hunters Bascomb, Neal DD247.E5 B374 2013
2015 Popular Van Wagenen, Maya BF575.S39 W34 2014
2016 Most Dangerous Sheinkin, Steve CT275.E38518 S54 2015
2017 March: Book Three Lewis, John & Aydin, A. E840.8.L43 A3 2016
2018 Vincent and Theo Heiligman, Deborah ND653 .G7 H36 2017
2019 The Unwanted Brown, Don DS98.6 B76 2018
2020 Free Lunch Ogle, Rex HV741.O35 2019
2021 The Rise & Fall of Charles Lindbergh Fleming, Candace TL540.L5 F56 2020 
2022 Ambushed Jarrow, Gail E687.9 .J37 2021

YALSA Nonfiction Book Awards

"YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year" (YALSA, Nonfiction Award, 2022).

YALSA Nonfiction Award: Recent Winners