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.

Administered by:

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2012 Winner(s)

The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery

written by Steve Sheinkin, published by Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

2012 Finalist(s)

Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition

written by Karen Blumenthal, published by Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein

written by Susan Goldman Rubin, published by Charlesbridge

Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science

written by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos, published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)

written by Sue Macy, published by National Geographic Children's Books