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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2019 Winner(s)

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

written and illustrated by Don Brown and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

2019 Finalist(s)

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor

written by Sonia Sotomayor and published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House

Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam

written by Elizabeth Partridge and published by Viking Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House

The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler

written and illustrated by John Hendrix and published by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS

Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction

written and illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka and published by Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic