2017’s Most Excellent YA Nonfiction

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the finalists for their 2018 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, and will announce the winner at the Youth Media Awards on Feb. 12 in Denver during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting. Here’s this year’s shortlist, with titles linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For full details, click here.

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives, by Dashka Slater

Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism, by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, edited by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Lisa Charleyboy

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers, by Deborah Heiligman

The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found, by Martin W. Sandler



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