Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

About the Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
An award for the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year.

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NameTitleYear
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought DifferentSteve Jobs2013 - Finalist
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95Moonbird2013 - Finalist
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous WeaponBomb2013 - Winner
Titanic: Voices from the DisasterTitanic: Voices from the Disaster2013 - Finalist
We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s MarchWe’ve Got a Job2013 - Finalist
Budhos, MarinaSugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science2012 - Finalist
Aronson, MarcSugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science2012 - Finalist
Blumenthal, KarenBootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition2012 - Finalist
Rubin, Susan GoldmanMusic Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein2012 - Finalist
Sheinkin, SteveThe Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery2012 - Winner
Macy, SueWheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)2012 - Finalist
Rubalcaba, JullEvery Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates2011 - Finalist
Angel, AnnJanis Joplin: Rise Up Singing2011 - Winner
Bowers, RickSpies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement2011 - Finalist
Bartoletti, Susan CampbellThey Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group2011 - Finalist
Janeczko, PaulThe Dark Game: True Spy Stories2011 - Finalist
Robertshaw, PeterEvery Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates2011 - Finalist
Hoose, PhillipClaudette Colvin: Twice toward Justice2010 - Finalist
Fleming, CandaceThe Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous and Stupendous Life of the Showman P. T. Barnum2010 - Finalist
Helligman, DeborahCharles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith2010 - Winner
Stone, Tanya LeeAlmost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream2010 - Finalist
Walker, Sally M.Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland2010 - Finalist