Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
Award and Frequency
- Nonfiction title published for young adults during the preceding November 1 – October 31 year.
- All print forms of nonfiction are eligible for consideration, including graphic formats.
- The title must have been designated by its publisher as intended for young adults who are defined as persons between the ages of twelve and including eighteen.
- Titles from a series may be considered on their individual merits.
Fill out the nomination form. Only books published between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012 will be considered for the 2013 award.
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The title must include excellent writing, research, presentation and readability for young adults. If no title is deemed sufficiently meritorious, no award will be given that year. The chair, with assistance from designated YALSA staff, is responsible for verifying the eligibility of all nominated titles.
The award will be presented to the author(s) of the winning and honor titles at a ceremony at an ALA or YALSA conference.