YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Winners

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The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages
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Winners

The Nazi Hunters: How a Tea...

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3.93 avg rating — 2,089 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction (2014)
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Bomb: The Race to Build—and...

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4.10 avg rating — 9,645 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction (2013)
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The Notorious Benedict Arno...

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3.86 avg rating — 2,019 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction (2012)
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Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing

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3.81 avg rating — 395 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction (2011)
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Charles and Emma: The Darwi...

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3.68 avg rating — 3,906 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction (2010)
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Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graph...

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4.15 avg rating — 1,094 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2014)
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Imprisoned: The Betrayal of...

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4.04 avg rating — 406 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2014)
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Courage Has No Color: The T...

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3.98 avg rating — 1,260 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2014)
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"The President Has Been Sho...

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4.08 avg rating — 1,813 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2014)
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Titanic: Voices From the Di...

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4.02 avg rating — 2,705 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2013)
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Steve Jobs: The Man Who Tho...

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3.93 avg rating — 2,995 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2013)
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We've Got a Job: The 1963 B...

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4.09 avg rating — 893 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2013)
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Moonbird: A Year on the Win...

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3.89 avg rating — 1,340 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2013)
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Music Was It: Young Leonard...

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3.88 avg rating — 139 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2012)
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Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine,...

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3.70 avg rating — 684 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2012)
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Sugar Changed the World: A ...

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3.69 avg rating — 720 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2012)
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Wheels of Change: How Women...

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3.86 avg rating — 711 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2012)
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Every Bone Tells a Story: H...

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3.70 avg rating — 149 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2011)
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The Dark Game: True Spy Sto...

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3.43 avg rating — 244 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2011)
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Spies of Mississippi: The T...

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3.59 avg rating — 336 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2011)
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They Called Themselves the ...

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3.81 avg rating — 1,734 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2011)
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Written in Bone: Buried Liv...

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3.97 avg rating — 819 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2010)
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The Great and Only Barnum: ...

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3.88 avg rating — 575 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2010)
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Tow...

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4.02 avg rating — 3,784 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2010)
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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women...

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3.94 avg rating — 1,231 ratings YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee (2010)
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